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25/11/2015
On the occasion of this international day, the European Commission joins the global community to put an end to violence against women and girls, which constitutes a blatant violation of human rights affecting one in three women worldwide.Gender-...
Universal Children's Day
20/11/2015
Every day, thousands of children in situations of emergency are separated from their families and left alone without protection. They are also exposed to attacks, sexual exploitation, forced labour, abuse, forced early marriage and recruitment by...
Children at a primary school in Ethiopia. Thanks to an EU-funded project, proper toilets were built in the school. © European Union/ECHO/Martin Karimi
19/11/2015
On World Toilet Day, the European Commission joins the global community in shedding the light on the importance of paying attention to sanitation issues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are currently 2.4 billion people who...
12/11/2015
Every year, the European Commission invites its over 200 humanitarian partners to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in the humanitarian sector.This year's conference, taking place in Brussels on 12 and 13 November, focuses on the...
11/11/2015
Two technical experts from the United Kingdom and Germany have arrived today to Paraguay for a two-week mission to assist the national authorities in evaluating and managing the impact caused by a fire which took place recently.A few weeks ago, a...
11/11/2015
The European Commission is releasing €1 million in humanitarian aid to meet the urgent needs for assistance following the outbreak of violence in the Central African Republic started at the end of September.The new fighting, which broke out on 26...
10/11/2015
The European Commission has today unlocked financial support for UNICEF, providing €2 million to assist 170 000 infants, children and mothers with 24/7 operational child-friendly spaces in which families can rest, receive first aid and essentials...
© European Union/ECHO/Fabrice Martin
03/11/2015
The European Commission has today unlocked financial support for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) providing €2 million to meet the basic needs of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers currently in the Western Balkans. This humanitarian aid will...
EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides meets Syrian refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. © European Union
03/11/2015
The European Commission gives further €62 million in humanitarian aid to support Syrians displaced by the conflict inside the country. The funding allocation was announced today by European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management,...
28/10/2015
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides strongly condemns the attack earlier this week on a Médecins Sans Frontières health facility in Sa'ada, northern Yemen."I strongly condemn yesterday's attack on a...

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