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16/03/2017
The European Commission has today launched its largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies to encourage some 230 000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey.The €34 million 'Conditional Cash Transfer for Education' (CCTE)...
A refugee child is receives an injection. Health programmes in Greece are funded by the EU emergency support regulation which has been in place since March 2016.
16/03/2017
This week marks the completion of the first twelve months since the EU emergency support regulation was adopted by the Council. To date, €192 million have been contracted to the Commission's humanitarian aid partners to help the Greek government in...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides (left) with High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini (right)
15/03/2017
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission adopted a Joint Communication proposing a forward- looking EU strategy for Syria on 14 March 2017. As called for by President Juncker in his...
09/03/2017
On 9 March 2017, senior officials from the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM - the United Nations Migration Agency) met in Brussels to further strengthen their joint cooperation on addressing the challenges and...
Monique speaking at the opening of the Eleven Women Facing War exhibition.
08/03/2017
The EU is at the forefront of mainstreaming gender policies in humanitarian aid allocation and programming. On March 7th, Monique Pariat, the Director General of the European Commission's European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations,...
Women receive food items at a food distribution near Mosul
07/03/2017
The European Commission is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq with a new aid package in 2017 worth €42.5 million. The funding was announced today by the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos...
Refugee and migrant children in Greece can attend school thanks to a programme funded by the EU
03/03/2017
The EU is backing a special education programme that has helped 2500 refugee and migrant children get back to school in Greece. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides transportation and the bus escorts who accompany migrant and...
The conflict between security forces and the armed group Boko Haram is heavily affecting populations in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Over 2.3 million people have been displaced within or out of their country. The European Commission has already allo
24/02/2017
The European Commission has announced additional assistance for the Lake Chad region in 2017 as humanitarian needs grow.The European Commission has already allocated €55 million of humanitarian support to populations in the Lake Chad region in...
A child is measured in South Sudan. Famine has been declared for the first time since the country's independence in 2011
21/02/2017
Today the European Commission announced an emergency aid package worth €82 million as famine is declared in South Sudan for the first time since the country gained independence in 2011.One hundred thousand people are facing starvation in parts of...
Commissioner Stylianides visits an IDP centre in 2015. Today €18 million in humanitarian aid has been announced for Ukraine.
20/02/2017
Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country."The recent escalation of violence in eastern...

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