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31/10/2017 - News
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the situation on the ground and visit EU aid projects that are addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Afghanistan by WHO
25/10/2017 - News
As the number of displaced people and civilian casualties continues to grow, the European Commission has announced an additional €5 million in life-saving humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
Armed conflict which broke out on 25 August in the northern parts of Myanmar/Burma’s Rakhine state have to date sent over 520 000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing over the border to neighbouring Bangladesh. The vast majority has arrived in the area of Tekn
23/10/2017 - News
The European Union today co-hosted in Geneva a 'Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis'.
Stylianides and Mogherini
03/10/2017 - News
"In the past two weeks, in Syria there has been the highest number of casualties in 2017, as a result of the heavy air attacks hitting civilians and civilian infrastructure, in particular hospitals and medical facilities, in Northern Syria....


Protecting Palesinians in the West Bank by Peter Biro
02/10/2017 - Photo story
This year marks 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. As the low-intensity conflict between Palestinians and Israelis continues, an estimated two million people—out of a total population of 4.8 million...


Trauma care in Afghanistan
29/09/2017 - Photo story
Considered one of the epicentres of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, the southern province of Helmand has for decades suffered violent fighting, which has resulted in a number of civilian victims. Despite high numbers of war-wounded casualties,...
Blood storage unit in Afghanistan by WHO S. Ramo
15/09/2017 - Blog post
Blood transfusions help save thousands of lives every year in Afghanistan. Given the intensifying conflict in many parts of the country, more people than ever rely on the availability of safe blood transfusion services. With the support of the EU...
Rohingya crisis by EU ECHO
12/09/2017 - News
As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Commission announces additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to address the most pressing needs of Rohingya civilians. The funding comes on top of the €12 million announced...
Rohingya refugees in Myanmar by Pierre Prakash
05/09/2017 - News
Unrestricted humanitarian access, including for aid workers, is critical to reaching 350 000 vulnerable people in Rakhine State. They must be allowed to do their job to try to prevent the further deterioration of an already serious humanitarian...
Binta Seydou
28/08/2017 - Blog post
The Diffa region of Niger, located in the Lake Chad Basin, has been plagued by the violence of the Boko Haram insurgency for many years.