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Chiara, EU Aid Volunteer
International Volunteer Day, observed every year on 5 December, is an occasion to celebrate the contribution of individual volunteers and organisations.Well-trained volunteers carry out practical action that helps communities affected by, or at...
Partners conference 2017
The European Commission has launched today the first of six EIC Horizon Prizes, on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid. EIC Horizon Prizes are part of the European Innovation Council pilot run under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and...
International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
In advance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is marked on the 25 November each year, the College of Commissioners issued a joint statement reaffirming EU commitment to the eradication of gender-based violence...
Civil Protection Portugal
Today the European Commission revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters.The proposal is a central part of President Juncker's agenda of a Europe that protects. The initiative comes in light of more...
International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference, supported by the EU, to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to...
World Children's Day
To mark Universal Children's Day on 20 November, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and...
EU calls for full and unrestrained humanitarian access to Yemen
On 6 November the Saudi led military coalition closed air, sea and land entry points to Yemen. This decision has caused major disruptions in the urgent delivery of life-saving activities and a sharp rise in the price of basic commodities, as...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the situation on the ground and visit EU aid projects that are addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis. His visit comes a...
Forest fires in Italy
The European Commission has helped mobilise emergency support for Italy through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.In an immediate response, Croatia has offered 2 specialised...
Afghanistan by WHO
As the number of displaced people and civilian casualties continues to grow, the European Commission has announced an additional €5 million in life-saving humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. Today's new allocation brings the total EU...