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A child in Iraq
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for...
A women and her child in South Sudan
On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the following statement has been adopted by the European Commission, co-signed by Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis...
Commissioner Sylianides
The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately offered...
Nigeria by Anouk Delafortrie
The European Commission has announced today a support package of €143 million for the early recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno State in Nigeria which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.Nigeria is one of four countries across...
Turkey: Syrian children heading back to school
The EU's largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies, which aims to encourage some 230 000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey by the end of 2017, has started its first payments to refugee families. The 'conditional...
Civil protection exercise
The European Commission has drawn up a landscape of the main disaster risks Europe faces today. Flooding, extreme weather and critical infrastructure disruption are among the top five risks across the European Union, as identified by Member States...
An Afghani refugee stands in front of the EU logo
The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in south-west and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural...
Woman and child in Yemen
In light of an intensifying cholera outbreak, Commissioner Stylianides expresses EU support for the people of Yemen."As Yemen is facing a fast spreading cholera outbreak of unprecedented scale the EU is increasing its response with further funding...
Disaster preparedness exercise in Nicaragua
Today the European Commission announced new funding of €14.3 million to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean.The announcement coincides with...
ECHO flight boarding to Kinshasa
As a first measure of support, the European Commission is transporting aid workers and critical medical material to the affected area the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which is facing an outbreak of Ebola. A plane of the Commission's...