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08/04/2016
The European Commission has announced €122.5 million for Ethiopia to address the immediate needs of people affected by the worsening humanitarian situation caused by one of the most extreme El Niño weather phenomenon on record. This new support...
05/04/2016
Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package for 2016, which is aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations.According to UNICEF, 37 million children are currently out of...
30/03/2016
Today the European Commission has adopted a €30 million programme to provide 350 000 Syrian children with drinking milk, as part of the already substantial aid provided by the EU to those in need as a consequence of the crisis in the region.The...
16/03/2016
Today, the European Commission is increasing its humanitarian response to help people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with a new humanitarian aid package worth €20 million. The announcement comes as European Commissioner for...
15/03/2016
Today the European Commission announces €445 million in humanitarian aid for the Syria crisis in 2016. The support is part of the Commission's pledge made at the conference 'Supporting Syria and the Region' held earlier this year in London, where...
14/03/2016
Following a recent increase in contributions to support the country via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Greece will receive additional deliveries of aid this week to support refugees in the country. Greece activated the EU Civil Protection...
11/03/2016
The European Commission has made available €1 million in humanitarian funding to provide emergency assistance to families impacted by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji.The funds are used to provide the most vulnerable people with shelter, food...
09/03/2016
The European Commission welcomes the fast agreement Member States reached today on its proposal for an 'Emergency Assistance Instrument' to provide faster means of support to EU countries facing major humanitarian crises, such as dealing with large...
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 €...

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