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EU increases humanitarian aid budget for education of children in emergencies

20 September, 2017 - 19:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2017 Access to education for children in emergency situations is among the top priorities for the EU in its humanitarian funding. The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education...

EU steps up humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh and Myanmar

12 September, 2017 - 13:06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 September 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, announces additional aid for people in need in Bangladesh and Myanmar As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Commission announces additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to...

EU mobilises further assistance for Hurricane Irma hit islands: Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides

11 September, 2017 - 13:12
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 11 September 2017 "Hurricane Irma has left a trail of devastation across many countries. It is our moral duty to help those in need whose lives and homes are being destroyed or severely threatened.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the humanitarian situation in Myanmar

5 September, 2017 - 10:31
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 5 September 2017 Unrestricted humanitarian access, including for aid workers, is critical to reaching 350,000 vulnerable people in Rakhine State. They must be allowed to do their job to try to prevent the further deterioration of an already serious humanitarian situation.

Italy earthquake: Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides

22 August, 2017 - 12:04
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 22 August 2017 Today our heart is in Italy, with the Italian people and authorities. Once again the country has sadly suffered another deadly earthquake, this time on the island of Ischia, with initial reports of casualties and damages to infrastructures including hospitals and churches.

EU: a world leader in helping those affected by crises

18 August, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 August 2017 When countries face natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes or are in need of emergency assistance due to other crises, the EU has a range of funding and emergency response tools to help.

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2017

18 August, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 August 2017 The European Union (EU) is committed to the safety of humanitarian workers. Every year, the EU marks World Humanitarian Day by adding its voice to the global campaign that honours humanitarian workers who, day after day, put their lives on...

EU launches new humanitarian programme for the integration and accommodation of refugees in Greece

27 July, 2017 - 12:04
European Commission - Press release Athens, 27 July 2017 The European Commission has today announced a new wave of emergency support projects to help refugees in Greece worth €209 million. This includes the launch of the flagship 'Emergency Support To Integration & Accommodation' (ESTIA) programme to help refugees and their...

EU helps France fight forest fires

25 July, 2017 - 19:04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 July 2017 France has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism this afternoon as forest fires are ravaging southern regions of the country and Corsica. The national authorities requested a firefighting aircraft through the mechanism and EU support is already on its way.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the earthquake in the Aegean Sea

21 July, 2017 - 13:45
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 21 July 2017 An earthquake has struck the Greek and Turkish coasts in the early hours of this morning, with initial reports of casualties and damages including on the island of Kos.  I convey the EU's solidarity with the people affected and my deep...

EU announces additional €30 million in humanitarian aid for Iraq

14 July, 2017 - 00:23
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announces additional funding to assist and protect civilians in Iraq. The European Commission is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq with an additional €30 million.

Forest fires in Italy: EU provides immediate help through the Civil Protection Mechanism

13 July, 2017 - 13:34
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 Italy is facing severe forest fires in its southern regions. It has requested European Union support through the Civil Protection Mechanism, upon which the EU has immediately responded.

EU boosts aid to drought affected countries in the Horn of Africa

7 July, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 July 2017 Additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million will help scale up the response in the three countries worst affected by drought in the Horn of Africa. The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia,...

EU releases additional aid as crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasaï worsens

5 July, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 July 2017 Additional aid of €5 million will help expand the EU humanitarian response to eight Congolese provinces affected by conflict. The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian aid of €5 million to help scores of people in urgent need of assistance in...

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Significant Progress in Implementation Achieved

28 June, 2017 - 14:15
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 June 2017 European Commission reports on progress of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey: a further €714 million in humanitarian assistance committed and €50 million more contracted in skills training.

EU scales up its assistance against cholera outbreak in Yemen

23 June, 2017 - 16:11
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 June 2017 EU humanitarian aid boosts funding against cholera outbreak in Yemen The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to...

EU announces €85 million as Uganda faces world's fastest growing refugee crisis

22 June, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2017 The EU funding will help meet the needs of the rapidly surging number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda. Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on protecting civilians during the final stage of the battle of Mosul, Iraq

20 June, 2017 - 16:28
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 June 2017 "The fighting in Mosul, Iraq is in its final stage, reaching now the town's densely populated Old City. The European Union supports humanitarian organisations to deliver lifesaving aid for the most in need.

EU channels extra support for Portugal to help with forest fires

18 June, 2017 - 21:20
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2017 The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. This morning President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately offered the EU's full readiness and capacity to do all possible...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the deadly forest fires in Portugal

18 June, 2017 - 11:09
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 June 2017 All our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by the deadly forest fires that have struck several parts of Portugal.  We express our condolences to those that have lost loved ones.

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