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Sebastian Rich for UNICEF Cameroon
The EU's contribution of €1 million will support the Global Education Cluster to strengthen the coordination of education responses in large-scale humanitarian crises.  There are currently some 75 million children living in crisis-affected...
Commissioner Stylianides in Serbia
The announcement of additional aid comes as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is currently on his fourth visit to Serbia, where he is assessing the humanitarian situation on the ground and discussing the...
Arrival in St Maarten
As part of a coordinated European response, the Dutch vessel, Karel Doorman, delivered vital supplies to Sint Maarten, one of the worst-hit islands in the Caribbean. The consignment is the single largest shipment of relief goods post-hurricane Irma...
Stylianides and Mogherini
"In the past two weeks, in Syria there has been the highest number of casualties in 2017, as a result of the heavy air attacks hitting civilians and civilian infrastructure, in particular hospitals and medical facilities, in Northern Syria. Since...
Photo credit Said Penda Mbombo
At a time when conventional humanitarian responses are struggling to address a mounting number of deep and seemingly interminable crises across the globe, the Commission is hosting the "International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of...
Hurricane Maria Dominica
The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department is providing €250 000 in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by hurricane Maria which devastated the island on 19 September.The...
by EU ECHO Peter Biro
The European Commission has announced an additional €10 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq, bringing the total EU humanitarian contribution to this crisis to €350 million since 2015.The announcement came as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid...
Turkey by UNICEF
The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU's humanitarian budget will go to education in...
ERCC © EU/ECHO/Ezequiel Scagnetti
In a joint statement on the earthquake in Mexico City, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini expressed their condolences and reiterated that the EU is...
Rohingya crisis by EU ECHO
As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Commission announces additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to address the most pressing needs of Rohingya civilians. The funding comes on top of the €12 million announced...