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EU helping in Ebola preparedness in Uganda and the region
13/06/2019
As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues, with the first cases emerging in neighbouring Uganda this week, the EU has announced further emergency funding of €3.5 million, of which €2.5 million is for Uganda...
11/06/2019
As countries in the Sahel continue to suffer from armed conflicts, climate change, and a food and nutritional crisis, the EU will provide €152.05 million to bring relief to people in need in the region. Combined with last year's funding,...
Colombia healthcare
06/06/2019
As many people continue to be displaced in Colombia and are threatened by natural disasters, the European Commission announced today a new aid package of €6 million to help those most in need in the country. This includes €1 million for...
Spain exercise
21/05/2019
To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the European Commission launches today the first fleet of firefighting aircraft under the new rescEU system to tackle natural disasters. So far seven firefighting airplanes and six...
Children in Freetown, Sierra Leone
14/05/2019
The European Commission has announced today an unprecedented €164 million for Education in Emergencies projects in 2019. Together with international and Belgian celebrities as well as around 400 students, the Commission has launched a social media...
13/05/2019
The EU is stepping up humanitarian support with additional funding as the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to experience its biggest Ebola outbreak to date. The confirmed death toll of the epidemic now stands at over 1,000 people. Christos ...
The wall in Bethlehem, West Bank, which marks the divide with Jerusalem. © EU
30/04/2019
The European Union announced today over €22 million of additional humanitarian assistance in support of the most vulnerable people in Gaza and the West Bank. It will focus on emergency preparedness and response, health, food security and...
26/04/2019
Following the extensive damage caused by tropical cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique and Comoros, the EU is providing initial €1.5 million to help the people affected by the heavy rainfall and destruction that the new cyclone left in its trail...
09/04/2019
The European Union announced an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. This funding will assist people in need following cyclone Idai and the subsequent floods. The total EU humanitarian assistance in...
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04/04/2019
Today the European Commission announced an initial amount of €1.2 million in response to the devastating floods that have recently affected northern and south-western parts of Iran. The emergency funding will assist the most vulnerable communities....

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