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21/12/2015
As the situation in South Sudan worsens and aid delivery is increasingly challenging, the European Commission has released €20 million in new humanitarian assistance for the country.Food insecurity is at emergency levels. With nearly 4 million...
17/12/2015
The European Commission has today released €5 million in new humanitarian assistance to help the increasing number of Burundians affected by the ongoing instability in the country.The additional support brings the total Commission's humanitarian...
16/12/2015
The European Commission has adopted its humanitarian aid budget for 2016. With nearly €1.1 billion as an initial allocation, it is the highest budget for life-saving relief in man-made and natural disasters to date.This budget decision comes at a...
14/12/2015
The European Commission is increasing its emergency assistance by €15 million, to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen.This funding will provide life-saving assistance to people in need, and brings the total amount of the Commission'...
10/12/2015
The European Commission is to release further emergency humanitarian aid of €13 million, aimed at supporting refugees along the Western Balkans route. The support will principally go to refugees in Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of...
04/12/2015
The EU is providing €75 810 in humanitarian funding to the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan to assist families, who have been affected by the earthquake of 17 November in Osh province, Kyrgyzstan. This funding will cover 60% of the Disaster...
04/12/2015
International Volunteer Day, every year on 5 December, celebrates the people who devote their time and commitment to helping others, making a real difference locally, nationally and globally.Volunteers are a precious asset for humanitarian aid and...
02/12/2015
The EU is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, Caribbean, Central and South America. The current El Niño is expected to be the...
02/12/2015
Understanding why and where humanitarian crises and disasters are likely to occur is a fundamental step in saving lives. The European Commission supports and utilises INFORM, a global open-source risk assessment tool. The results of the 2016 INFORM...
01/12/2015
The European Commission has successfully delivered the €200 million humanitarian package for the Syria crisis and Iraq, which was announced in September this year by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker."The EU is...

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