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19/02/2020 - News
The European Commission is releasing an additional €21 million in humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan.
21/11/2019 - News
The European Commission has allocated an additional €40 million in emergency assistance for those affected by the worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, as well as for Afghan refugees in neighbouring Pakistan and Iran.
Afghan refugees have fled to Iran for over three decades. It is estimated that every day some 2 000 Afghans arrive in Iran and the country currently hosts almost 1 million documented refugees and between 1.4 and 2 million undocumented refugees from...
04/04/2019 - News
Today the European Commission announced an initial amount of €1.2 million in response to the devastating floods that have recently affected northern and south-western parts of Iran.
05/03/2018 - Blog post
Seven years ago, Leah Cowan was part of the very first batch of young Europeans to volunteer with EU Aid Volunteers during the pilot phase of the initiative.
An Afghani refugee stands in front of the EU logo
29/05/2017 - News
The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in south-west and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural...
Christos Stylianides (centre) is welcomed by staff and schoolboys of the Be'sat school, in the city of Kerman. This school is attended by both Iranian and Afghan refugee children. © European Union  2016 /Aref Taherkenareh
24/10/2016 - News
Today, the European Commission has announced €6 million in new urgent humanitarian funding to help Afghan refugees in Iran.
20/06/2016 - News
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the following statement is issued by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Federica Mogherini, High...
© EU/Ozan Kose
24/05/2016 - News
At the World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, the EU has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system.
13/05/2016 - News
At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in ten days in Istanbul, Turkey, the EU and its Member States will jointly call for a reshape of the global humanitarian system.