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08/03/2016
Disasters and conflicts exacerbate women’s vulnerabilities as women can become victims of violence or suffer the ill effects of gender inequality. Three fifths of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian crisis situations according to the UN...
04/03/2016
The European Commission has today announced the first funding allocation to activate the 'Refugee Facility for Turkey', a multi-billion fund which will support humanitarian aid and development projects for refugees residing in Turkey.Of the total €...
03/03/2016
Firefighters, police officers and ambulance personnel from across London, as well as emergency teams from Italy, Hungary and Cyprus, participated this week in a four-day-long exercise aimed at reinforcing civil protection teams' preparedness for...
02/03/2016
Today the European Commission has proposed an 'Emergency Assistance Instrument' to be used within the European Union to provide a faster, more targeted response to major crises, including helping Member States cope with large numbers of refugees....
16/02/2016
High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides have released this joint statement:"The deadly attacks against medical...
15/02/2016
The EU today launches the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU.Through the European Medical Corps, EU Member States and other European countries can make...
08/02/2016
Despite the harsh winter conditions, the flow of refugees and migrants from Turkey into Greece remains high. Every day, between 2 000 and 3 000 people land on Greek islands and they need basic emergency assistance.The European Commission and EU...
04/02/2016
At the Supporting Syria and the Region conference which took place in London today, the EU and its Member States pledged over €3 billion to respond to the Syria crisis. The pledge triples the EU support offered at the last donor conference in...
22/01/2016
The European Commission is providing €1.2 million to support a third round of polio vaccinations in Ukraine following the start of an outbreak in August last year. The vaccination campaign is carried out with the cooperation of relevant Ukrainian...
21/01/2016
With the Horn of Africa continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people, the EU has today announced €77 million in humanitarian aid for the region in 2016.The Horn of...

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