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14/03/2019
From 12-14 March 2019 the European Union and the United Nations co-chaired the Brussels III Conference. As well as renewing support to a lasting political solution to end the Syria crisis, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254, the...
11/03/2019
On 12 and 13 March, during the third Brussels Conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region", the EU will welcome an unprecedented number of representatives of Syrian, regional and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and...
Yemenis receive aid in Sa’ada, Yemen. © ICRC
26/02/2019
As millions of people continue to suffer in Yemen, the European Commission has announced its intention to provide €161.5 million in humanitarian aid for 2019. This brings total Commission support for Yemen since the beginning of the crisis in 2015...
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...

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