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11/05/2016
Amid the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in the Republic of Angola, the European Union has deployed a team of medical experts under the European Medical Corps established earlier this year.Experts from three EU Member States (Germany, Portugal and...
03/05/2016
Today the European Commission has announced €3 million in humanitarian funding for a UNICEF and World Health Organisation-led nationwide polio vaccination campaign in Syria. The campaign aims to reach 2 million children in areas where medical...
26/04/2016
The European Commission set out a new strategic vision today regarding how its external action can best support refugees and displaced people in long lasting crises. The aim of this new approach, outlined in the Communication "Lives in Dignity:...
25/04/2016
A devastating earthquake struck Nepal exactly a year ago today – killing over 9 000 people and injuring more than 23 000. Over 700 000 houses were destroyed leaving many millions of people homeless.Thanks to the rapid assistance and deployment of...
25/04/2016
The European Commission has announced €414 million of additional EU funding to address both immediate and longer-term needs of people affected by food crises worldwide. The EU support will help countries to respond to the effects of El Niño and...
22/04/2016
More EU support is being provided to help Ecuador in the aftermath of the recent earthquake, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Several EU countries are offering various kinds of support, with rescue teams and relief items now being...
20/04/2016
The European Commission has announced new funding worth €50 million to support humanitarian projects addressing the immediate needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The announcement confirms the Commission's commitment to accelerate the implementation...
19/04/2016
Today the European Commission announces €83 million under the new 'Emergency Assistance Instrument', proposed by the Commission on 2 March, to improve living conditions for refugees in Greece, with funding made available immediately to the UN...
18/04/2016
Following the deadly earthquake on Saturday evening, which caused multiple casualties and left many injured in Ecuador, the Commission has taken immediate steps to provide coordinated European support to the relief efforts. The EU has today...
08/04/2016
The European Commission has announced €122.5 million for Ethiopia to address the immediate needs of people affected by the worsening humanitarian situation caused by one of the most extreme El Niño weather phenomenon on record. This new support...

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