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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...
Commissioner Christos Stylianides
03/10/2016
Following recent weeks of intense airstrikes in Syria, leading to more civilian deaths and injuries, the humanitarian situation is ever more urgent. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and...
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29/09/2016
"The need for humanitarian access in Aleppo, Syria could not be more urgent.I am outraged by the unprecedented attacks that have targeted civilians and humanitarian infrastructures. With no sense of proportionality and restraint, the attacks have...
26/09/2016
Today in Ankara, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has launched the EU's flagship humanitarian aid programme, which is set to provide a monthly electronic cash grant to benefit 1 million refugees in Turkey...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides
22/09/2016
At the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, the European Union co-organised a high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. The event discussed the steps that need to be taken to ensure civilians are protected and assistance is...
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21/09/2016
Today the European Commission announced at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, its intention to allocate a further €40 million of emergency humanitarian aid to provide life-saving assistance for people in need in Yemen.The country has...
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20/09/2016
Following air strikes on a humanitarian convoy of the UN/Syrian Red Crescent in Northern Syria the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides issued the...
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10/09/2016
Today, the European Commission has stepped up its funding to improve living conditions for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Greece. New funding worth €115 million will be released to humanitarian organisations operating in the country."The...
An electronic card will enable families to buy food in desıgnated shops. The beneficiaries will have the possibility to choose what they want to buy. Thıs ensures dignity to families and helps the local economy. © European Union/ECHO/Abdurrahman Antakyali
08/09/2016
The EU has signed its largest ever humanitarian programme using direct cash transfers to cover the everyday needs of the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey.The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), financed with €348 million by the EU and its...

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