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A young South Sudanese refugee in Uganda
Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others. The country is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum...
EcoSoc EU Handover
Today the European Union (EU) formally takes over the leadership of the global initiative 'Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies', from Sweden, at a handover event organised at the 2017 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs...
A child in Iraq
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for...
A women and her child in South Sudan
On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the following statement has been adopted by the European Commission, co-signed by Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis...
Commissioner Sylianides
The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately offered...
Nigeria by Anouk Delafortrie
The European Commission has announced today a support package of €143 million for the early recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno State in Nigeria which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.Nigeria is one of four countries across...
Turkey: Syrian children heading back to school
The EU's largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies, which aims to encourage some 230 000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey by the end of 2017, has started its first payments to refugee families. The 'conditional...
Civil protection exercise
The European Commission has drawn up a landscape of the main disaster risks Europe faces today. Flooding, extreme weather and critical infrastructure disruption are among the top five risks across the European Union, as identified by Member States...
An Afghani refugee stands in front of the EU logo
The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in south-west and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural...
Woman and child in Yemen
In light of an intensifying cholera outbreak, Commissioner Stylianides expresses EU support for the people of Yemen."As Yemen is facing a fast spreading cholera outbreak of unprecedented scale the EU is increasing its response with further funding...