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31/03/2017
EU Humanitarian Aid Operations and Action against Hunger have joined forces to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the ‘hunger season’ in the Sahel.The campaign, called ‘The Sound of Hunger’, comes as the Sahel approaches this year’s hunger...
Christos Stylianides in a video statement about Mosul
31/03/2017
"Ensuring that civilians inside Mosul are protected during the conflict is the single most effective life-saving action that can be taken.A few weeks ago I was in Iraq myself, visiting the conflict areas and seeing how our humanitarian aid can best...
Mother and child wait for a doctor in Somalia
31/03/2017
Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in...
Commissioner Stylianides attends the open forum on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in istanbul
27/03/2017
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Turkey today to attend the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction in Istanbul and visit EU humanitarian aid projects funded via the Facility for Refugees in...
EU celebrates it 60th anniversary
27/03/2017
The key goals of the European Commission's emergency response work are to save lives, prevent and reduce human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises. This is possible by...
22/03/2017
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated and €250 000 has been mobilised for emergency relief to communities affected by floods in Peru.The European Commission has mobilised €250 000 for emergency relief assistance to Peru as the worst...
17/03/2017
On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa...
16/03/2017
The European Commission has today launched its largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies to encourage some 230 000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey.The €34 million 'Conditional Cash Transfer for Education' (CCTE)...
A refugee child is receives an injection. Health programmes in Greece are funded by the EU emergency support regulation which has been in place since March 2016.
16/03/2017
This week marks the completion of the first twelve months since the EU emergency support regulation was adopted by the Council. To date, €192 million have been contracted to the Commission's humanitarian aid partners to help the Greek government in...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides (left) with High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini (right)
15/03/2017
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission adopted a Joint Communication proposing a forward- looking EU strategy for Syria on 14 March 2017. As called for by President Juncker in his...

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