MEMO/17/2661  18-08-2017 - EU: a world leader in helping those affected by crises 
European Commission - 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/17/2582  18-08-2017 - 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 
European Commission - 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...
IP/17/2121  27-07-2017 - EU launches new humanitarian programme for the integration and accommodation of refugees in Greece 
European Commission - 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...
IP/17/2143  25-07-2017 - EU helps France fight forest fires 
European Commission - 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/17/2111  21-07-2017 - Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the earthquake in the Aegean Sea 
European Commission - 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...
IP/17/2025  13-07-2017 - Forest fires in Italy: EU provides immediate help through the Civil Protection Mechanism 
European Commission - 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.
IP/17/1996  13-07-2017 - EU announces additional €30 million in humanitarian aid for Iraq 
European Commission - 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.
IP/17/1879  07-07-2017 - EU boosts aid to drought affected countries in the Horn of Africa 
European Commission - 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,...
IP/17/1877  05-07-2017 - EU releases additional aid as crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasaï worsens 
European Commission - 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...
IP/17/1801  28-06-2017 - EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Significant Progress in Implementation Achieved 
European Commission - 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.