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07/01/2019
The ESSN programme, launched in September 2016, is the largest single humanitarian project in the history of the European Union. Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, visiting Turkey for the occasion...
21/12/2018
The Commission has committed an additional €5 million to address the urgent needs of Burundian refugees living in neighbouring countries. This brings the EU's total humanitarian response to the Burundi regional refugee crisis in 2018 to €13 million...
17/12/2018
EU announces new humanitarian package for those most in need in Ethiopia. On an official visit to Ethiopia, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced today €89 million in humanitarian support for...
13/12/2018
The European Union has allocated an additional €4 million to continue delivering much needed humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine at the onset of winter. This brings EU humanitarian assistance in Ukraine to €116 million since 2014. The...
12/12/2018
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have taken key steps today towards political agreement on rescEU, the plan to strengthen EU civil protection response to disasters. Multiple natural disasters have affected all parts of...
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10/12/2018
The European Commission has committed an additional €5 million to provide life-saving food assistance to Rohingya communities stranded in Bangladesh. This comes on top of the €40 million in humanitarian aid announced in May in response to the...
04/12/2018
The European Commission has allocated an additional €20 million to respond to the urgent needs of those affected by the socio-economic crisis in Venezuela. This comes on top of €35 million in emergency relief and development assistance for people...
29/11/2018
The European Commission has committed an additional € 500 000  to continue assisting the most vulnerable refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This additional funding brings EU humanitarian assistance in the Western Balkans to € 31...
23/11/2018
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed every year on 25 November, highlights that violence against women and girls is still one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe....
23/11/2018
As millions of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, the European Commission has announced an additional €18 million in emergency aid. This brings total EU humanitarian funding in Sudan for 2018 to €41 million. "The EU...

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