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28/10/2015
The European Commission has decided to increase the level of co-financing for transport of the assistance delivered via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for the countries needing help in the current refugee crisis from 55% to 85%."This new...
28/10/2015
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides strongly condemns the attack earlier this week on a Médecins Sans Frontières health facility in Sa'ada, northern Yemen."I strongly condemn yesterday's attack on a...
28/10/2015
In response to Typhoon Koppu that hit the Philippines on 18 October 2015, the European Commission is providing €124 000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations.This funding will support the Philippines Red Cross in...
15/10/2015
Around one in nine people in the world goes to bed hungry every day. Although the number of people suffering from hunger worldwide has fallen by around 20% over the last decade, the fight against food insecurity remains very high on the global...
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13/10/2015
On 13 October each year, we observe the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), a day to consider the importance of disaster preparedness that helps save lives and livelihoods.With climate change intensifying and millions living in...
08/10/2015
The EU today approved €7 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, bringing the emergency assistance for refugees transiting through the countries to €8.74 million. The funding was announced as part of a...
Christos Stylianides - Photo Credit: UE
03/10/2015
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, has issued the following statement: "I am deeply shocked to learn about the death of at least nine staff members of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the bombing of a...
01/10/2015
The European Commission has launched a new knowledge centre to support EU Member States in responding to emergencies, and preventing and reducing the impact of disasters. The new Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre will help make better use...
Commissioner Stylianides  discussing the emergency with the authorities in Kyiv, during his mission to Ukraine in January 2015. Photo credit: EU/ Savilov Genya
28/09/2015
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has issued the following statement:"The decision of the de facto authorities of certain areas of the Luhansk region to remove humanitarian aid agencies from territories...
Refugees at the Serbian border. Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Fabrice Martin
22/09/2015
Yesterday, Serbia has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism to benefit from material support to help cope with the influx of refugees and asylum seekers in the country.The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC)...

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