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Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management  © European Union
05/07/2016
Young refugees and football celebrities put on their soccer cleats and joined forces in mixed-gender teams for a special football match today in Lyon, France. The event, together with a panel debate which took place yesterday, marks the conclusion...
22/06/2016
The European Union is providing life-saving humanitarian assistance via its partner organisations to people newly displaced by fighting in and around the Iraqi city of Fallujah."The EU is leading the humanitarian response to help the displaced...
22/06/2016
The European Commission is providing €500 000 in humanitarian funding for emergency assistance to communities affected by Tropical Storm Roanu, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Sri Lanka last month."This contribution from the EU will allow...
20/06/2016
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the following statement is issued by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Federica Mogherini, High...
The EU steps up support to victims of Paraguay's floods
17/06/2016
The EU has released €1 million in humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable victims of Paraguay's worst floods since 1982.The new funds add to the emergency response disbursed earlier in the year, providing safe drinking water and strengthening...
Exercise in the Philippines to improve disaster preparedness skills of local communities. © Veejay Villafranca for EJC/ECHO
16/06/2016
The European Commission is launching today an Action Plan to promote disaster risk reduction and its integration in EU policies.A year ago, under the leadership of EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, the...
16/06/2016
Increasing resilience of disaster-affected populations is a central objective of the European Commission's humanitarian assistance. With the activities it funds, the Commission helps communities around the world to become better prepared in the...
15/06/2016
Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the European Commission launches the #SupportRefugees campaign with the support of international football stars Marouane Fellaini and Anja Mittag as goodwill ambassadors.The information campaign has one key...
02/06/2016
During his visit yesterday to Lebanon, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reaffirmed the EU's commitment to providing help for the refugees living in the country and for their hosting communities."The EU...
31/05/2016
The European Commission has announced today additional €10 million in humanitarian aid to help the increasing number of Burundians fleeing the country's ongoing instability. This comes on top of the €12.2 million already provided since the...

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