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20/02/2019
The EU has announced an additional €30 million in humanitarian assistance. Another €20 million in development funding will contribute to the reconstruction of the country's cultural heritage, as well as the creation of jobs and opportunities for...
24/01/2019
On 6 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. To mark the occasion, Commissioners Christos Stylianides, Tibor...
A child refugee in Turkey. Of today’s record humanitarian budget announcement, 10% is dedicated to education in emergencies. © WFP/Deniz Akkus
16/01/2019
As an increasing number of people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its biggest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019. From long-lasting conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to the growing impact...
07/01/2019
The ESSN programme, launched in September 2016, is the largest single humanitarian project in the history of the European Union. Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, visiting Turkey for the occasion...
21/12/2018
The Commission has committed an additional €5 million to address the urgent needs of Burundian refugees living in neighbouring countries. This brings the EU's total humanitarian response to the Burundi regional refugee crisis in 2018 to €13 million...
17/12/2018
EU announces new humanitarian package for those most in need in Ethiopia. On an official visit to Ethiopia, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced today €89 million in humanitarian support for...
13/12/2018
The European Union has allocated an additional €4 million to continue delivering much needed humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine at the onset of winter. This brings EU humanitarian assistance in Ukraine to €116 million since 2014. The...
12/12/2018
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have taken key steps today towards political agreement on rescEU, the plan to strengthen EU civil protection response to disasters. Multiple natural disasters have affected all parts of...
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10/12/2018
The European Commission has committed an additional €5 million to provide life-saving food assistance to Rohingya communities stranded in Bangladesh. This comes on top of the €40 million in humanitarian aid announced in May in response to the...
04/12/2018
The European Commission has allocated an additional €20 million to respond to the urgent needs of those affected by the socio-economic crisis in Venezuela. This comes on top of €35 million in emergency relief and development assistance for people...

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