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05/05/2021
The number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent life and livelihood-saving assistance has hit a 5-year high in 2020 in countries beset by food crises, according to an annual report launched today by the Global Network Against...
03/05/2021
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism continues to coordinate additional EU assistance to India, which is facing a tremendous increase in COVID-19 cases. Last week, the European Union announced the offers of support made by Ireland, Belgium, Romania,...
29/04/2021
As India faces a major increase in coronavirus cases, the EU is channelling further support via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. On 27 April, the European Union announced initial offers of support made by Ireland, Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg,...
27/04/2021
On 27 April, the European Parliament voted for strengthening the European Union’s role in crisis management through a legislative revision of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This allows for faster and more effective European solidarity...
27/04/2021
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...
23/04/2021
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. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: “During the past year, the Greater...
22/04/2021
Commissioner Lenarčič, who is currently in South Sudan, has announced today new funding of €43.5 million in humanitarian aid in the country. The funds will be used, among others, to help those most in need, including with protection and food...
20/04/2021
Today, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, will visit the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in Addis Ababa. This visit marks the start of the implementation of the EU's new humanitarian initiative in...
19/04/2021
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. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, who...
Myanmar
16/04/2021
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. The critical...

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