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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...
11/11/2016
The European Commission will provide €78 million in emergency aid to help those affected by the South Sudan crisis both within the country and in the region. Over 1 million refugees from South Sudan have fled to neighbouring countries, with the...
09/11/2016
In the morning of 9 November, Monique Pariat gave the opening speech at the Logistics Cluster Global Meeting, held at the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC). Taking place twice a year for 3 days, this meeting provides an opportunity for...
" At this sad time of mourning, my first thoughts and condolences are with those who lost their beloved sons and daughters, mothers and fathers." Commissioner Christos Stylianides reacts to airstrikes in which more than 25 children were killed. Photo © Fr
28/10/2016
On Wednesday evening, the school district in the town of Haas in Idlib province was hit by airstrikes.  The airstrikes have been described as potentially the worst bombing on a school since the start of the civil war in Syria five and half years...
" All Syrians in dire need, whoever they are, have the basic right to receive lifesaving assistance." Commissioner Christos Stylianides in a joint statement with HR Federica Mogherini. © ECHO
26/10/2016
As conflict continues in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo and wounded civilians remained trapped without access to aid, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides issued a joint statement on the...
24/10/2016
As winter beckons, temperatures in Greece are beginning to drop. Last week, the Hellenic Red Cross distributed urgently needed winter items to migrants and refugees who will remain in camps throughout the winter months.Enabled by funding under the...
Christos Stylianides (centre) is welcomed by staff and schoolboys of the Be'sat school, in the city of Kerman. This school is attended by both Iranian and Afghan refugee children. © European Union  2016 /Aref Taherkenareh
24/10/2016
Today, Commissioner Christos Stylianides is concluding his second visit this year to Iran. During his three-day stay, the Commissioner met with the national authorities, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Interior and...
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14/10/2016
Officials in Nigeria have confirmed that 21 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria two years ago have been released. High Representative Vice- President Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development Neven...
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10/10/2016
The European Commission has stepped up its support with a further €1.5 million in emergency aid for those most affected by hurricane Matthew in Haiti to cover basic immediate needs. The funding comes in addition to the initial EU humanitarian...
05/10/2016
The most powerful Atlantic cyclone in 2016, hurricane Matthew, made landfall in Haiti on 4 October causing widespread destruction to the departments of Sud and Grande Anse. In response, the European Commission is providing €255 000 to fund...

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