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A Darfurian refugee in Chad. Photo: UNHCR
05/05/2017
Today, the European Commission, in partnership with the Maltese Presidency and UNICEF, organised an event to draw attention to crises that receive limited international attention in spite of growing needs. These are the so-called "forgotten crises...
‘Mikri Poli’, the new community center almost ready to open its gates. Copyright ©Terre des hommes/Vasilis Vavvas.
26/04/2017
Mikri Poli, a new community centre for refugees and migrants opens its doors today in Ioannina. The space, located in the village of Platanos, will offer a range of free educational, cultural and recreational activities for adults and children from...
In one of the general food distribution centres in Sana’a, displaced Yemenis look for their names on the food assistance list before taking their food baskets.
25/04/2017
The European Commission announced today at the United Nations in Geneva its intention to release further support of €116 million for those in need in Yemen. The support includes €46 million of emergency humanitarian aid and €70 million to support...
Children attend school in South Kivu
11/04/2017
The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of €47 million to help people in need in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflict and displacement, as...
Group photo of all the speakers at the Future of Syria conference which took place in Brussels on 4th and 5th April 2017.
06/04/2017
April the 5th marked the end of the two-day "Supporting the Future of Syria and the region Brussels conference".The conference was co-chaired by the European Union and the United Nations. Participants representing some of most important...
03/04/2017
As part of the Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" the  event "Humanitarian Aid Inside Syria: Needs, Challenges & the Way Forward" took place on 4 April in Brussels.  The event had two main objectives:To reflect...
31/03/2017
EU Humanitarian Aid Operations and Action against Hunger have joined forces to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the ‘hunger season’ in the Sahel.The campaign, called ‘The Sound of Hunger’, comes as the Sahel approaches this year’s hunger...
Christos Stylianides in a video statement about Mosul
31/03/2017
"Ensuring that civilians inside Mosul are protected during the conflict is the single most effective life-saving action that can be taken.A few weeks ago I was in Iraq myself, visiting the conflict areas and seeing how our humanitarian aid can best...
Mother and child wait for a doctor in Somalia
31/03/2017
Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in...
Commissioner Stylianides attends the open forum on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in istanbul
27/03/2017
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Turkey today to attend the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction in Istanbul and visit EU humanitarian aid projects funded via the Facility for Refugees in...

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