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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...
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24/05/2016
At the World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, the EU has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system....
13/05/2016
At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in ten days in Istanbul, Turkey, the EU and its Member States will jointly call for a reshape of the global humanitarian system.Investing in resilience, ensuring more efficient and effective...
05/04/2016
Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package for 2016, which is aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations.According to UNICEF, 37 million children are currently out of...
08/03/2016
Disasters and conflicts exacerbate women’s vulnerabilities as women can become victims of violence or suffer the ill effects of gender inequality. Three fifths of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian crisis situations according to the UN...
04/12/2015
International Volunteer Day, every year on 5 December, celebrates the people who devote their time and commitment to helping others, making a real difference locally, nationally and globally.Volunteers are a precious asset for humanitarian aid and...
02/12/2015
Understanding why and where humanitarian crises and disasters are likely to occur is a fundamental step in saving lives. The European Commission supports and utilises INFORM, a global open-source risk assessment tool. The results of the 2016 INFORM...
25/11/2015
The European Commission is set to step up in 2016 its funding for education in emergencies to 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget.EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides had announced his commitment to...
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...

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