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Commissioner Christos Stylianides statement
The magnitude of humanitarian needs is overwhelming in Syria; 13 million of people in need; 6.1 million people had to flee their homes, and 5.4 million Syrians are refugees in neighbouring countries. In recent weeks, the inhabitants of the Syrian...
Albania flooding
Albania experienced extreme and intense rainfall in December, causing many rivers to burst  their banks and triggering floods in the southern regions of the country. Overflowing rivers have damaged road infrastructure and properties. As a result,...
Distribution by IFRC
In response to Typhoon Damrey, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Vietnam’s central and south-central regions in early November, the European Commission is providing €200 000 in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected...
Bali operation by IFRC
Following a series of eruptions of Mount Agung volcano in Indonesia’s island of Bali which began  late September, the European Commission will provide €100 000 to deliver emergency relief assistance to the most affected families. The aid will...
ESSN Turkey by WFP
The Commission announced additional humanitarian aid for two major projects through the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, that both work by providing monthly transfers via debit card.The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) which is implemented by...
Ethiopia by IOM
People in Ethiopia are facing increasingly dangerous levels of food insecurity due to severe drought. To combat the worsening humanitarian situation, the European Commission has committed new emergency assistance of €15 million bringing the total...
Guatemala by WFP
Following the floods caused by Guatemala’s exceptionally strong rain season, the European Commission is providing €90 000 in humanitarian aid to assist 3500 people in the central Alta Verapaz department.This assistance will support the Guatemalan...
Yemen by WFP Abeer Etefa
On 7th December the European Commission announced new humanitarian aid of €25 million to support civilians in desperate need in Yemen. This brings the total EU funding to €196.7 million since the start of the conflict in 2015.The current measures...
Irak by HI
The Commission has announced new measures to tailor EU humanitarian aid to people with disabilities caught up in crisis situations. From now on EU-funded projects will cover the needs of people with disabilities in a more structured way.The...
Chiara, EU Aid Volunteer
International Volunteer Day, observed every year on 5 December, is an occasion to celebrate the contribution of individual volunteers and organisations.Well-trained volunteers carry out practical action that helps communities affected by, or at...