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09/08/2016
Today the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism following recent flash floods and landslides that caused multiple casualties in the outskirts of its capital city Skopje.  A team of technical experts...
04/08/2016
The European Commission is providing an additional €12.5 million in humanitarian aid to support people in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as they face a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. The new funding comes as violence by the terrorist group Boko...
28/07/2016
The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Today a further €79 million of previously allocated funds for humanitarian aid projects have been contracted to a number of partners....
28/07/2016
Following the recent developments in Syria, High Representative/Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides released this statement:"The recent...
South Sudan is the world's youngest country, yet it is already facing one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters. Children are among the worst affected.  © Maciej Moskwa / TESTIGO DOCUMENTARY
28/07/2016
The European Commission has today announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the Commission to €103 million for 2016.The funding comes as the...
25/07/2016
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, currently on his third visit to Iraq, has announced funding worth €104 million for life-saving humanitarian assistance."I have always said Iraq can become another...
Food assistance to vulnerable people in Niger. ©WFP/ Tim Dirven – supported by the EU
15/07/2016
The European Commission has today announced €58.2 million in humanitarian aid to support the populations in the Lake Chad region in Africa – a region heavily affected by Boko Haram violence and severe food insecurity."A full-scale humanitarian...
A mother and her child at an EU-supported hospital in Chad © WFP/Rein Skullerud
14/07/2016
Today the European Commission has announced over €145 million in humanitarian assistance for Africa's Sahel region in 2016 to address the basic needs of the populations, tackle malnutrition and provide food to the most vulnerable people."Saving...
Evacuation exercise in the Philippines. © European Union/ECHO/Pierre Prakash
07/07/2016
The European Commission is making available €12.3 million to strengthen the capacity of countries across Asia and the Pacific to prepare for and protect themselves from recurring natural disasters."The European Commission's funding will help people...
Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management  © European Union
05/07/2016
Young refugees and football celebrities put on their soccer cleats and joined forces in mixed-gender teams for a special football match today in Lyon, France. The event, together with a panel debate which took place yesterday, marks the conclusion...

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