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Refugee and migrant children in Greece can attend school thanks to a programme funded by the EU
The EU is backing a special education programme that has helped 2500 refugee and migrant children get back to school in Greece. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides transportation and the bus escorts who accompany migrant and...
The conflict between security forces and the armed group Boko Haram is heavily affecting populations in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Over 2.3 million people have been displaced within or out of their country. The European Commission has already allo
The European Commission has announced additional assistance for the Lake Chad region in 2017 as humanitarian needs grow.The European Commission has already allocated €55 million of humanitarian support to populations in the Lake Chad region in...
A child is measured in South Sudan. Famine has been declared for the first time since the country's independence in 2011
Today the European Commission announced an emergency aid package worth €82 million as famine is declared in South Sudan for the first time since the country gained independence in 2011.One hundred thousand people are facing starvation in parts of...
Commissioner Stylianides visits an IDP centre in 2015. Today €18 million in humanitarian aid has been announced for Ukraine.
Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country."The recent escalation of violence in eastern...
"We must live up to the challenge of assisting the people most in need, during and after the military operations." Commissioner Stylianides reinforces EU commitment to humanitarian support in Iraq.
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides praises Iraqi authorities and military forces, and renews calls for humanitarian access to all active conflict areas in Iraq.The military operations in Mosul have so far...
Commissioner Stylianides welcomes and honours the firemen who helped to control the forest fires in Chile
In recent weeks, Chile has experienced devastating fires that razed several regions of the country. The fires were the worst in the past 50 years and caused multiple casualties and widespread damage, particularly in central and southern areas of...
Children in Haiti collecting clean water
The European Commission will strengthen its support to Haiti with an additional contribution of €35 million for the year 2017, composed of €16 million of humanitarian aid and €19 million of development assistance.This additional support will...
EUCPM experts unloading a "Bambi" 900 l. bucket from a helicopter for a reconnaissance flight.
Chile has already lost over half a million hectares to more than 100 wildfires raging throughout the country, the worst such disaster in 50 years. Barely half of the fires are controlled due to an exceptionally dry and windy summer in the southern...
EU support has been mobilised to support Chile following numerous wildfires in the past week that have caused multiple casualties and damages, in central and southern areas of the country. The assistance comes as the Government of Chile issued an...
A new joint action between UNICEF and the European Union will support more than 6000 refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied minors, across Greece. The €8.5 million initiative will be financed through the EU Emergency Support...