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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...
25/11/2015
The European Commission is set to step up in 2016 its funding for education in emergencies to 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget.EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides had announced his commitment to...
25/11/2015
On the occasion of this international day, the European Commission joins the global community to put an end to violence against women and girls, which constitutes a blatant violation of human rights affecting one in three women worldwide.Gender-...
Universal Children's Day
20/11/2015
Every day, thousands of children in situations of emergency are separated from their families and left alone without protection. They are also exposed to attacks, sexual exploitation, forced labour, abuse, forced early marriage and recruitment by...
Children at a primary school in Ethiopia. Thanks to an EU-funded project, proper toilets were built in the school. © European Union/ECHO/Martin Karimi
19/11/2015
On World Toilet Day, the European Commission joins the global community in shedding the light on the importance of paying attention to sanitation issues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are currently 2.4 billion people who...
12/11/2015
Every year, the European Commission invites its over 200 humanitarian partners to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in the humanitarian sector.This year's conference, taking place in Brussels on 12 and 13 November, focuses on the...
11/11/2015
Two technical experts from the United Kingdom and Germany have arrived today to Paraguay for a two-week mission to assist the national authorities in evaluating and managing the impact caused by a fire which took place recently.A few weeks ago, a...
11/11/2015
The European Commission is releasing €1 million in humanitarian aid to meet the urgent needs for assistance following the outbreak of violence in the Central African Republic started at the end of September.The new fighting, which broke out on 26...
10/11/2015
The European Commission has today unlocked financial support for UNICEF, providing €2 million to assist 170 000 infants, children and mothers with 24/7 operational child-friendly spaces in which families can rest, receive first aid and essentials...
© European Union/ECHO/Fabrice Martin
03/11/2015
The European Commission has today unlocked financial support for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) providing €2 million to meet the basic needs of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers currently in the Western Balkans. This humanitarian aid will...

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