European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 May 2021 The EU is reaffirming its solidarity with vulnerable people in countries in the Sahel and Central Africa through a humanitarian budget of €210 million in 2021.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Apr 2021 A shipment of urgently needed oxygen, medicine and equipment will be delivered over the coming days by EU Member States to India, following the country's request for support through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, which is coordinated by the Emergency Response Coordination Centre of the EC.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Apr 2021 The European Parliament has voted for strengthening the role of the European Union (EU) in crisis management through a legislative revision of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 27 Apr 2021 What are the changes to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism that the European Parliament has approved? The targeted amendments strengthen the EU Civil Protection ...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Apr 2021 As humanitarian needs increase in the Horn of Africa, the Commission has announced today new funding of €149 million in aid for the wider region in 2021.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Apr 2021 Commissioner Lenarčič, who is currently in South Sudan, has announced today new funding of €43.5 million in humanitarian aid in the country.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Apr 2021 Today, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, will visit the Africa Centres for Disease control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in Addis Ababa.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Apr 2021 The EU has announced today new funding of €53.7 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia, including those affected by the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Apr 2021 Today the EU has stepped up its response to assist those in need in Myanmar in the context of the recent military coup, with the allocation of an additional €9 million in emergency humanitarian aid to support the most vulnerable.
European Commission Statement Brussels, 15 Apr 2021 The EU is following with deep concern the recurrent violent attacks by non-state armed groups against the people of the town of Damasak, Northeast Nigeria.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 Apr 2021 The EU has announced today new funding of €54.5 million in humanitarian aid. This life-saving assistance will be devoted to the most vulnerable people affected by human-made or natural disasters, epidemics, and displacement in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Apr 2021 The EU announced today new funding of €24.5 million in humanitarian aid for the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Apr 2021 One year ago the EU, its Member States and European financial institutions combined resources to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic. By 1 January 2021, Team Europe had already supported partners with more than €26 billion.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2021 At the fifth Brussels Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the Region' co-chaired today by the European Union and the United Nations, the international community pledged €5.3 billion for 2021 and beyond for Syria and the neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Mar 2021 The EU is supporting Romania in delivering 50,400 doses of vaccines to Moldova in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This delivery follows Moldova's request for vaccines through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Mar 2021 The European Commission has announced €500,000 in emergency funding to respond to the consequences of the massive fires in Cox's Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh on 22 March.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Mar 2021 Today the European Commission has announced it will allocate €11 million for disaster preparedness and humanitarian aid in Nepal, the Philippines, and other countries in the South East Asian region to support those affected by natural disasters, the coronavirus pandemic and conflicts.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Mar 2021 Today, following the International Day of Forests, the Commission has published new guidelines to facilitate a better understanding of land-based wildfire prevention and effective responses.
- The 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Zimbabwe, released on 16 March, targets 4.5 million people out of 6.8 million people in need, facing the impacts of climatic shocks and prevailing inflation compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial requirements amount to USD 507 million (USD 715 million in 2020).
- The decrease is due to a reduction in severe food insecurity in 2020 compared to 2019, following relatively good seasonal rains and a major scale-up in food assistance. However, nearly 3.4 million people in rural areas (35% of rural population) are estimated to face Crisis or Emergency (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, IPC Phase 3 or above) food insecurity at the height of the ongoing lean season (January-March), and 2.2 million people in urban areas (out of 7.7 million urban people) are projected to be food insecure in 2021.
- Children have been uniquely impacted by the prevailing humanitarian situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 4.6 million children lost access to education and referral mechanisms in schools, while over 1.7 million children lost access to school feeding programmes.
- On 15 March, violent attacks against civilian population occurred in Banibangou department, killing about 60 people. The attacks targeted vehicles on their way back from the weekly Banibangou market on two different roads (Banibangou – Chinegodar and Banibangou - Darey Dey) as well as civilians in Darey Dey village.
- Local population in Banibangou department and other parts of Tillaberi region is regularly facing extorsions, thefts and murders. This is the second major incident in Tillaberi region since the beginning of 2021 after the killing of 100 civilian people in two villages on 2 January. There are fears that current insecurity will further exacerbate inter-community tensions and lead communities to organize themselves in self-defense groups.
- Since 2018, Tillaberi region, especially its border areas with Mali and Burkina Faso, is regularly impacted by violent activism of non-state armed groups (NSAG). The region hosts more than 125,000 forcefully displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people).