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19/08/2016
World Humanitarian Day on 19 August marks the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, when 22 humanitarian workers lost their lives, including the UN Special Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. On the...
19/08/2016
Today's World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to all relief workers who are working for the humanitarian cause, and to commemorate those who have paid with their lives while providing assistance to victims of crises. It is also an...
17/08/2016
Following air strikes on a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and a school in northern Yemen, the Spokesperson of High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis...
EU provides new humanitarian assistance to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after deadly floods
12/08/2016
Today the European Commission has announced €150 000 in humanitarian assistance to support people affected by the recent flash floods and landslides in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This follows EU support mobilised via the Civil...
10/08/2016
In response to Hurricane Earl, which struck Belize on 4 August 2016 causing significant damages across the country, the European Commission has provided €50 000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations.This funding will...
10/08/2016
Portugal has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to help stop the spread of forest fires in several parts of the country. In an immediate response to the request for assistance, the EU has mobilised via the mechanism a firefighting plane...
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10/08/2016
Following the latest UN appeal for a ceasefire in Syria, High Representative/Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides made the following joint...
09/08/2016
Today the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism following recent flash floods and landslides that caused multiple casualties in the outskirts of its capital city Skopje.  A team of technical experts...
04/08/2016
The European Commission is providing an additional €12.5 million in humanitarian aid to support people in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as they face a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. The new funding comes as violence by the terrorist group Boko...
28/07/2016
The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Today a further €79 million of previously allocated funds for humanitarian aid projects have been contracted to a number of partners....

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