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The EU steps up support to victims of Paraguay's floods
17/06/2016
The EU has released €1 million in humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable victims of Paraguay's worst floods since 1982.The new funds add to the emergency response disbursed earlier in the year, providing safe drinking water and strengthening...
Exercise in the Philippines to improve disaster preparedness skills of local communities. © Veejay Villafranca for EJC/ECHO
16/06/2016
The European Commission is launching today an Action Plan to promote disaster risk reduction and its integration in EU policies.A year ago, under the leadership of EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, the...
16/06/2016
Increasing resilience of disaster-affected populations is a central objective of the European Commission's humanitarian assistance. With the activities it funds, the Commission helps communities around the world to become better prepared in the...
15/06/2016
Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the European Commission launches the #SupportRefugees campaign with the support of international football stars Marouane Fellaini and Anja Mittag as goodwill ambassadors.The information campaign has one key...
02/06/2016
During his visit yesterday to Lebanon, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reaffirmed the EU's commitment to providing help for the refugees living in the country and for their hosting communities."The EU...
31/05/2016
The European Commission has announced today additional €10 million in humanitarian aid to help the increasing number of Burundians fleeing the country's ongoing instability. This comes on top of the €12.2 million already provided since the...
26/05/2016
The EU has today released € 4 million in humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable victims of the earthquake which struck Ecuador on 16 April. This contribution comes on top of the initial € 1 million released only 36 hours after the disaster and the...
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24/05/2016
At the World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, the EU has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system....
20/05/2016
The EU and its Member States will jointly call for a global partnership for a more efficient and effective humanitarian aid system at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey next week.As a major donor and key policy-setter, the...
16/05/2016
Today, around 37 million children are out of school in crisis-affected countries. Yet, school not only provides children in emergencies with the skills they need to build more prosperous futures for themselves and their communities, but also a safe...

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