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1 in 6 children suffer from acute undernutrition
The European Commission has announced a €106 million humanitarian and development support package to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions....
Armed conflict which broke out on 25 August in the northern parts of Myanmar/Burma’s Rakhine state have to date sent over 520 000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing over the border to neighbouring Bangladesh. The vast majority has arrived in the area of Tekn
The European Union today co-hosted in Geneva a 'Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis'. The Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced the EU's contribution of an additional €30 million...
Praia da Vieira
As several EU Member States face forest fires and storms, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides issued the following statement:"Today all our thoughts are with our citizens who are suffering from the...
Launched in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with the Turkish government, the European Union's flagship humanitarian programme, the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN),...
WASH programme in Somalia by UNICEF
Ten years after its signature, the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid remains the key document guiding the EU’s and its Member States’ approach to humanitarian aid.To mark the ten year anniversary of the Consensus, the European Parliament...
Sebastian Rich for UNICEF Cameroon
The EU's contribution of €1 million will support the Global Education Cluster to strengthen the coordination of education responses in large-scale humanitarian crises.  There are currently some 75 million children living in crisis-affected...
Commissioner Stylianides in Serbia
The announcement of additional aid comes as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is currently on his fourth visit to Serbia, where he is assessing the humanitarian situation on the ground and discussing the...
Arrival in St Maarten
As part of a coordinated European response, the Dutch vessel, Karel Doorman, delivered vital supplies to Sint Maarten, one of the worst-hit islands in the Caribbean. The consignment is the single largest shipment of relief goods post-hurricane Irma...
Stylianides and Mogherini
"In the past two weeks, in Syria there has been the highest number of casualties in 2017, as a result of the heavy air attacks hitting civilians and civilian infrastructure, in particular hospitals and medical facilities, in Northern Syria. Since...
Photo credit Said Penda Mbombo
At a time when conventional humanitarian responses are struggling to address a mounting number of deep and seemingly interminable crises across the globe, the Commission is hosting the "International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of...