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Civil Protection Portugal
Today the European Commission revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters.The proposal is a central part of President Juncker's agenda of a Europe that protects. The initiative comes in light of more...
International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference, supported by the EU, to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to...
World Children's Day
To mark Universal Children's Day on 20 November, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and...
EU calls for full and unrestrained humanitarian access to Yemen
On 6 November the Saudi led military coalition closed air, sea and land entry points to Yemen. This decision has caused major disruptions in the urgent delivery of life-saving activities and a sharp rise in the price of basic commodities, as...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the situation on the ground and visit EU aid projects that are addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis. His visit comes a...
Forest fires in Italy
The European Commission has helped mobilise emergency support for Italy through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.In an immediate response, Croatia has offered 2 specialised...
Afghanistan by WHO
As the number of displaced people and civilian casualties continues to grow, the European Commission has announced an additional €5 million in life-saving humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. Today's new allocation brings the total EU...
1 in 6 children suffer from acute undernutrition
The European Commission has announced a €106 million humanitarian and development support package to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions....
Armed conflict which broke out on 25 August in the northern parts of Myanmar/Burma’s Rakhine state have to date sent over 520 000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing over the border to neighbouring Bangladesh. The vast majority has arrived in the area of Tekn
The European Union today co-hosted in Geneva a 'Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis'. The Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced the EU's contribution of an additional €30 million...
Praia da Vieira
As several EU Member States face forest fires and storms, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides issued the following statement:"Today all our thoughts are with our citizens who are suffering from the...