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09/03/2017
On 9 March 2017, senior officials from the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM - the United Nations Migration Agency) met in Brussels to further strengthen their joint cooperation on addressing the challenges and...
Monique speaking at the opening of the Eleven Women Facing War exhibition.
08/03/2017
The EU is at the forefront of mainstreaming gender policies in humanitarian aid allocation and programming. On March 7th, Monique Pariat, the Director General of the European Commission's European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations,...
Women receive food items at a food distribution near Mosul
07/03/2017
The European Commission is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq with a new aid package in 2017 worth €42.5 million. The funding was announced today by the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos...
Refugee and migrant children in Greece can attend school thanks to a programme funded by the EU
03/03/2017
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
24/02/2017
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
21/02/2017
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.
20/02/2017
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.
17/02/2017
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
14/02/2017
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
08/02/2017
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...

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