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#SupportRefugees | Streetfootballworld festival
04/07/2016 - Event
On 4 and 5 July, the European Commission's #SupportRefugees campaign will come to a close with two events organised during the Streetfootballworld festival in Lyon, France.Every year, under the patronage of the European Parliament and the UEFA...
#SupportRefugees on World Refugee Day 2016
15/06/2016 - Basic page
International football stars Marouane Fellaini and Anja Mittag have joined forces with the EU to show that they care about refugees worldwide.
#EmergencyLessons: My best school friend
13/06/2016 - Video
For Malak and Raparine, school equals friendship. The two best friends met in a school in Erbil, Iraq, built especially for children who were forced to flee their homes because of conflict. Malak and Raparine were able to carry on with their...
05/06/2016 - Event
This year's theme for the celebrations of World Environment Day in Brussels on 5 June is 'sustainable food'. On this occasion, the EU-World Food Programme's joint photo exhibition 'The Family Meal – What brings us together?' will showcase examples...
#EmergencyLessons: Tom Hiddleston shares his school photo
17/05/2016 - Video
Education in emergencies is one of the least funded humanitarian sectors with less than 2% of the global humanitarian funding allocated to this area. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of education for the development and well...
#EmergencyLessons: My school photo
17/05/2016 - Video
Yaroslav and Nastya had to leave their homes when conflict erupted in Ukraine. For them, like for all children living in an emergency situation, education is as vital as food and medicine. School offers them protection which is fundamental for their...
The Family Meal: What brings us together?
31/03/2016 - Basic page
With its people-centred approach, EU food assistance aims to support the needs of vulnerable, food-insecure people in a way which is both efficient and effective, yet preserving recipients' dignity and allowing them to start rebuilding their...
13/10/2015 - Basic page
As part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of disaster risk reduction (DRR), the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) ran a joint digital campaign with the International Federation of Red Cross and...
Voices of Children: The campaign continues
02/07/2015 - Basic page
In the last year alone, millions of children couldn’t go to school, play with friends, get treatment for illness, or have a safe drink of water because of natural disaster or man-made crisis. At any given moment, UNICEF, with the support of the EU...
16/06/2015 - Blog post
The protracted nature of the conflict in Syria and the burden placed on the communities hosting millions of refugees are causing growing tensions. While these are often highlighted in the media, individual acts of kindness from local people,...