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19/06/2019 - News
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.
29/05/2019 - Video
Worldwide nearly 75 million children have limited or no access to school because of conflicts or natural disasters. Education is a fundamental human right. In humanitarian crises, it means safety and protection. It gives children the necessary...
Spain exercise
21/05/2019 - News
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.
Children in Freetown, Sierra Leone
14/05/2019 - News
The European Commission has announced today an unprecedented €164 million for Education in Emergencies projects in 2019.
An exercise by the Spanish reinforcement brigade for forest fires (BRIF). © EU
21/03/2019 - News
The European Commission's proposal to strengthen the EU's collective response to natural disasters, known as rescEU, has entered into force today.
24/01/2019 - News
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.
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 - News
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.
12/12/2018 - News
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have taken key steps today towards political agreement on rescEU, the plan to strengthen EU civil protection response to disasters.
05/12/2018 - Video
#OrangeTheWorld – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign aimed to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world. This year, under the EU's leadership of the Call to Action on...
23/11/2018 - News
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed every year on 25 November, highlights that violence against women and girls is still one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe