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Commissioner Stylianides.
14/06/2018 - News
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission proposes to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, to significantly simplify its structure, and make it much more flexible and effective to address today's global...
13/06/2018 - News
The latest reports today confirmed the intensification of the military operations around the city and the port of Hodeidah.


Learning to walk again in Democratic Republic Congo
22/05/2018 - Photo story
The past year has been one of the most violent in DRC’s recent history. A new conflict in the Kasaï region was particularly brutal and threw the lives of its population into disarray.
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides
17/05/2018 - News
Today, the European Commission announced new humanitarian aid of €3 million to help civilians in need of urgent assistance in Gaza.
16/05/2018 - Basic page
What is International Humanitarian Law?International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict. It spells out the responsibilities of states and non-state armed groups during an armed conflict. This...
Commissioner Stylianides, concluded the Conference
26/04/2018 - News
On 24 and 25 April, the EU and the UN co-chaired the Brussels II Conference “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region”.
Syria conference
24/04/2018 - News
For today and tomorrow, the EU hosts the second Brussels Conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region", co-chaired with the United Nations.
Movie still NotATarget by ICRC
18/04/2018 - News
From 18 April to 1 May 2018, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), supported by the European Commission's European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations in collaboration with the Belgian Red Cross, will broadcast a...


Afghanistan by WHO
16/04/2018 - Photo story
As conflict escalates in many parts of Afghanistan, the number of internally displaced people in need of assistance soars.
copyright ICRC
03/04/2018 - News
As the crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, the European Union has pledged €107.5 million in new funding for 2018 to help civilians most in need across the country.