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Chittagong district bangladesh
06/07/2017
The European Commission is providing €1.5 million in humanitarian aid funding for emergency relief assistance to populations affected by Tropical Cyclone Mora, which ripped through parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar in late May. The aid will be...
Democratic Republic of Congo
05/07/2017
The European Commission has announced new humanitarian aid of €5 million to help scores of people in urgent need of assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo's conflict-torn provinces of Kasaï.This funding brings EU humanitarian assistance to...
Cholera Yemen
23/06/2017
The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to €8.8 million.“The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to...
A young South Sudanese refugee in Uganda
22/06/2017
Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others. The country is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum...
EcoSoc EU Handover
21/06/2017
Today the European Union (EU) formally takes over the leadership of the global initiative 'Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies', from Sweden, at a handover event organised at the 2017 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs...
A child in Iraq
20/06/2017
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for...
A women and her child in South Sudan
19/06/2017
On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the following statement has been adopted by the European Commission, co-signed by Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis...
Commissioner Sylianides
19/06/2017
The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately offered...
Nigeria by Anouk Delafortrie
15/06/2017
The European Commission has announced today a support package of €143 million for the early recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno State in Nigeria which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.Nigeria is one of four countries across...
Turkey: Syrian children heading back to school
08/06/2017
The EU's largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies, which aims to encourage some 230 000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey by the end of 2017, has started its first payments to refugee families. The 'conditional...

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