IP/17/41  12-01-2017 - Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Commission Reports on Progress in Fifth Steering Committee 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 January 2017 The European Commission reported to the Steering Committee meeting on progress made to date Today, the Steering Committee of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey met in Brussels for the fifth time gathering the European Commission, EU Member State representatives, and...
IP/16/4430  16-12-2016 - EU steps up humanitarian aid to Iraq by €25 million as more planes arrive to help Mosul 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 December 2016 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management announces additional funding to help civilians in Iraq Today the European Commission is stepping up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq by a further €25 million, bringing total EU humanitarian aid to...
STATEMENT/16/4383  13-12-2016 - Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the reported atrocities committed in Aleppo and need to protect civilians 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 13 December 2016 I am appalled by the increasing number of reported atrocities in Eastern Aleppo against innocent civilians, including women and children, and against those trying to save their lives.
IP/16/4352  12-12-2016 - Mosul emergency: First in a series of planes delivering EU aid touches ground in Iraq 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2016 Today 40 tonnes of urgently needed relief assistance will be delivered to Iraq through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism A cargo plane carrying close to 40 tonnes (more than 290 cubic metres) of emergency supplies has today landed in Erbil, Iraq,...
IP/16/4165  07-12-2016 - Investing in Europe's youth: Commission launches European Solidarity Corps 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2016 The European Commission is today launching the European Solidarity Corps © European Union 2016 Director: Catherine Vandezande The European Commission is today launching the European Solidarity Corps, just two months after President Juncker announced it and as a first deliverable of...
MEMO/16/4168  07-12-2016 - Questions and Answers on the European Solidarity Corps 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 December 2016 The European Commission is today launching the European Solidarity Corps See IP/16/4165 and MEMO/16/4166   What is the idea behind the European Solidarity Corps? The European Union is built on solidarity: solidarity between its citizens, solidarity across borders between its Member States, and...
MEMO/16/4166  07-12-2016 - Investing in Europe's Youth: Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 December 2016 Today the European Commission presented a new initiative for Europe's youth, with the set-up of the new European Solidarity Corps at its core. What is the initiative "Investing in Europe's Youth" about? Today the Commission has presented several key actions to...
IP/16/4252  05-12-2016 - Commission launches European Solidarity Corps 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 5 December 2016 "There are many young, socially minded people in Europe willing to make a meaningful contribution to society and help show solidarity. We can create opportunities for them to do so." - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, 14 September 2016 On 7...
IP/16/4090  30-11-2016 - EU boosts 2017 commitment to education for children in emergencies 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release EU boosts EU boosts Brussels, 30 November 2016 Access to education for children in emergency situations among top priorities for humanitarian funding in 2017 Today the European Commission is announcing a further increase of the share of its humanitarian aid budget to lead the way...
IP/16/4006  25-11-2016 - EU mobilises assistance through EU Civil Protection Mechanism to help Israel stop wildfires 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 November 2016 Urgently needed assistance to be delivered to Israel through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism To help contain the spread of devastating wildfires, Israel has requested European assistance through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism on 24 November.