IP/17/3902  17-10-2017 - 1 million refugees in Turkey reached by EU's Emergency Social Safety Net 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The EU funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme has now reached one million refugees living in Turkey. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with...
STATEMENT/17/3968  16-10-2017 - Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the deadly forest fires and storms in several Member States 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2017 "Today all our thoughts are with our citizens who are suffering from the devastating forest fires in Portugal and Spain and the storms affecting Ireland and the United Kingdom.
IP/17/3730  08-10-2017 - EU announces additional emergency aid to help refugees in Serbia 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 October 2017 The European Commission has today announced an additional €4 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia to assist the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country.
STATEMENT/17/3666  03-10-2017 - Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on the recent attacks in Syria 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 3 October 2017 In the past two weeks, in Syria there has been the highest number of casualties in 2017, as a result of the heavy air attacks hitting civilians and civilian infrastructure, in particular hospitals and medical facilities, in Northern Syria.
IP/17/3273  20-09-2017 - EU increases humanitarian aid budget for education of children in emergencies 
European Commission - 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...
IP/17/3201  12-09-2017 - EU steps up humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh and Myanmar 
European Commission - 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...
STATEMENT/17/3181  11-09-2017 - EU mobilises further assistance for Hurricane Irma hit islands: Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides 
European Commission - 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/17/3090  05-09-2017 - Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the humanitarian situation in Myanmar 
European Commission - 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.
STATEMENT/17/2742  22-08-2017 - Italy earthquake: Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides 
European Commission - 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.
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.