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Refugee crisis in Europe

22/11/2017 - News
International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference, supported by the EU, to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to...


22/11/2017 - Photo story
In April 2014, conflict between armed groups and government forces broke out in eastern Ukraine and continue to this day.
20/11/2017 - Blog post
Education in emergency situations can rebuild children's lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills.
17/10/2017 - News
Launched in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with the Turkish government, the European Union's flagship humanitarian programme, the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN...
Amira by UNHCR
17/10/2017 - Blog post
Currently there are over three million registered Syrian refugees in Turkey and refugee women represent 25 per cent of the Syrian refugee population in Turkey. With the generous support from the European Union, UNHCR is able to address specific...

/echo/file/turkey-eu-funded-training-enables-syrian-medical-personnel-contribute-their-community_enTurkey: EU-funded training enables Syrian medical personnel to contribute to their community

Turkey: EU-funded training enables Syrian medical personnel to contribute to their community
11/10/2017 - Video
Access to health care is one of the major concerns of the over 3.4 million refugees in Turkey. While emergency hospital treatment in Turkey is free of charge, many Syrian and refugees are reluctant or unable to use these facilities due to language...
Commissioner Stylianides in Serbia
09/10/2017 - News
The announcement of additional aid comes as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is currently on his fourth visit to Serbia, where he is assessing the humanitarian situation on the ground and discussing the EU...
Leivada by UNHCR
09/10/2017 - Blog post
In Greece, months of uncertainty come to an end for refugees and asylum seekers who find new homes with UNHCR assistance and in the framework of ESTIA, the European Commission Emergency Support to Integration and Accommodation programme. The...

/echo/file/emergency-food-assistance-refugees-southern-serbia_enEmergency food assistance to the refugees in Southern Serbia

Emergency food assistance to the refugees in Southern Serbia
05/10/2017 - Video
Since May 2015, Serbia and other countries in the Western Balkans have been facing an unprecedented refugee crisis. In 2015 and in the first quarter of 2016, more than 920 000 refugees and migrants - primarily from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - have...
Photo credit Said Penda Mbombo
27/09/2017 - News
At a time when conventional humanitarian responses are struggling to address a mounting number of deep and seemingly interminable crises across the globe, the Commission is hosting the "International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts...