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Jeddah displacement camp, Qayyarah, Iraq, provides temporary shelter for people uprooted by fighting in Mosul. Today the EU is increasing its humanitarian response in Iraq by a further €25 million
16/12/2016
Today the European Commission is stepping up its response for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq by a further €25 million, bringing total EU humanitarian aid to €159 million in 2016. The new funding comes in addition to aid deliveries this week by EU...
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14/12/2016
Amid reports of breaches of International Humanitarian Law in Eastern Aleppo, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reiterates that the protection of civilians is paramount.I am appalled by the increasing...
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12/12/2016
A cargo plane carrying close to 40 tonnes (more than 290 cubic metres) of emergency supplies will land in Erbil, Iraq, in the first of several operations organised jointly by the European Commission and Member States."The fighting continues to...
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05/12/2016
Celebrated every year on 5 December, International Volunteer Day is a day dedicated to shining the spotlight on volunteers around the world and the contributions they make to drive positive change.In the field of humanitarian aid and civil...
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30/11/2016
Today the European Commission is announcing a further increase of the share of its humanitarian aid budget to lead the way in supporting education projects in emergency situations around the world. The increase from 4% in 2016 to 6% in 2017 of the...
25/11/2016
Brussels/Lilongwe, 25 November 2016As Southern Africa enters the critical lean season, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Malawi to visit EU humanitarian aid projects that help communities deal...
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25/11/2016
Brussels, 25 November 2016To help contain the spread of devastating wildfires, Israel has requested European assistance through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism on 24 November.Substantial assistance has been offered via the Mechanism....
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24/11/2016
Brussels, 24 November 2016Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner ...
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21/11/2016
In response to the heavy rains and floods that affected over 32 500 people in Egypt between end of October and beginning of November 2016, the European Commission provided €166 000 humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable families. This EU-...
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17/11/2016
As the international community came together on 17 November 2016 to signal their renewed engagement and support for the Central African authorities' comprehensive National Plan for Recovery and Peacebuilding, Commissioner Christos Stylianides urged...

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