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26/09/2016
Today in Ankara, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has launched the EU's flagship humanitarian aid programme, which is set to provide a monthly electronic cash grant to benefit 1 million refugees in Turkey...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides
22/09/2016
At the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, the European Union co-organised a high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. The event discussed the steps that need to be taken to ensure civilians are protected and assistance is...
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21/09/2016
Today the European Commission announced at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, its intention to allocate a further €40 million of emergency humanitarian aid to provide life-saving assistance for people in need in Yemen.The country has...
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20/09/2016
Following air strikes on a humanitarian convoy of the UN/Syrian Red Crescent in Northern Syria the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides issued the...
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10/09/2016
Today, the European Commission has stepped up its funding to improve living conditions for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Greece. New funding worth €115 million will be released to humanitarian organisations operating in the country."The...
An electronic card will enable families to buy food in desıgnated shops. The beneficiaries will have the possibility to choose what they want to buy. Thıs ensures dignity to families and helps the local economy. © European Union/ECHO/Abdurrahman Antakyali
08/09/2016
The EU has signed its largest ever humanitarian programme using direct cash transfers to cover the everyday needs of the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey.The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), financed with €348 million by the EU and its...
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...

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