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21/08/2019
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to spread in the east of the country with a high risk of a spill-over into the neighbouring countries. The European Union is stepping up its assistance to Burundi with €...
19/08/2019
This is a key year for International Humanitarian Law, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. As the risk humanitarian workers face continues to increase, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of those who risk...
14/08/2019
Following a request for assistance from Greece on 13 August 2019, rescEU assets have been mobilised to tackle forest fires ravaging several areas of Greece. As an immediate response, the European Union has already helped to mobilise 3 forest...
07/08/2019
The European Commission is mobilising a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. With many in the region relying on livestock herding and subsistence farming, the prolonged...
06/08/2019
The EU has announced that it is providing an additional €10 million in funding to help address growing humanitarian needs in Zimbabwe. A combination of climatic shocks, exacerbated by the economic crisis, led to critical food shortages. The...
06/08/2019
To ensure refugees continue to be supported by the EU's largest humanitarian programme in Turkey, the Commission has today announced an additional €127 million to the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme via the EU Facility for Refugees in...
25/07/2019
The EU is contributing a further €30 million in humanitarian funding for Ebola response in efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The second deadliest Ebola outbreak on record has so far claimed more than 1,700 lives in a country already...
23/07/2019
The European Union announced new humanitarian funding of €18.5 million for the Latin American and Caribbean region, an area where numerous natural disasters threaten already vulnerable communities. The amount announced today includes €15 million to...
22/07/2019
To help communities in South and South East Asia hit by natural disasters and humanitarian crises, the Commission has mobilised a new humanitarian funding package worth €8.5 million. This includes €1.5 million in emergency aid for the victims of...
09/07/2019
At the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv, the European Union and Ukraine reaffirmed their strong partnership and shared commitment to a comprehensive reform agenda. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President...

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