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Turkey: Syrian children heading back to school
08/06/2017
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
29/05/2017
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
29/05/2017
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
24/05/2017
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...
Disaster preparedness exercise in Nicaragua
24/05/2017
Today the European Commission announced new funding of €14.3 million to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean.The announcement coincides with...
ECHO flight boarding to Kinshasa
22/05/2017
As a first measure of support, the European Commission is transporting aid workers and critical medical material to the affected area the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which is facing an outbreak of Ebola. A plane of the Commission's...
Cash assistance through the ESSN debit card is helping refugee families in Turkey give their children the stability they need at home.
17/05/2017
The number of refugees in Turkey receiving monthly cash assistance through an innovative relief programme has now reached 500 000 and continues to rise. The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme is a partnership between EU Humanitarian Aid,...
Health workers in West Africa at the height of the Ebola crisis in 2013. On 15 May 2017, an Ebola outbreak was officially declared in DRC with two confirmed deaths. ©EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis Mosser
16/05/2017
On 12 May 2007, the first case of Ebola was confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On 15 May, there were 20 suspected cases reported with two confirmed by laboratory tests. To date, there have been three deaths, of which two are confirmed...
Commissioner Stylianides in Myanmar.
15/05/2017
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has concluded his official visit to Myanmar/Burma where he announced new funding of €12 million for the country as part of an overall €27 million aid package for the South...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides will also visit starts his official visit to Myanmar/Burma from 12-14 May to meet with government officials and assess the humanitarian situation on the ground.
12/05/2017
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Myanmar/Burma from 12-14 May for an official visit. He will meet with government officials and assess the humanitarian situation on the ground.Arriving in the...

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