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24/06/2019
As many people continue to suffer in the Central African Republic (CAR), the European Union continues to stand in solidarity with the people in need in the country and announces €18.85 million in humanitarian assistance for 2019. This additional...
South Sudan
20/06/2019
Despite a recent peace deal, humanitarian needs remain high in South Sudan with nearly two million people internally displaced and almost seven million in need of emergency food aid.To help the most vulnerable in the country, the European...
Supporting refugees
19/06/2019
On the occasion of World Refugee Day which is observed every year on the 20th June, the European Commission and the High Representative issued a joint statement. “In 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced across the world, fleeing...
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...

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