Tag: Yemen

Humanitarian aid: EU announces over €161.5 million for #Yemen crisis

Humanitarian aid: EU announces over €161.5 million for #Yemen crisis

| February 27, 2019

As millions of people continue to suffer in Yemen, the European Commission has announced its intention to provide €161.5 million in humanitarian aid for 2019. This brings total Commission support for Yemen since the beginning of the crisis in 2015 to €710m. Announcing the EU’s contribution in Geneva, at the International Conference on the Humanitarian Crisis […]

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EU steps up support to displaced and crisis-affected communities in #Yemen

EU steps up support to displaced and crisis-affected communities in #Yemen

| November 29, 2018

The European Commission has adopted a €30 million programme in support of vulnerable communities suffering the effects of prolonged displacement in Yemen. Total EU commitment to support Yemen now stands at €244m since the start of the conflict in 2015. International Co-operation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica said: “The prolonged crisis in Yemen has devastated the lives of […]

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Europe must step up to end suffering in #Yemen

Europe must step up to end suffering in #Yemen

| November 19, 2018

The European Commission recently agreed to provide an additional €90 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen. The beleaguered Arab country is enduring a civil war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition, the world’s severest hunger crisis, and a cholera outbreak that has infected more than a million people. The aid, while desperately needed, will […]

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MEPs condemn attacks on civilians, including children, in #Yemen

MEPs condemn attacks on civilians, including children, in #Yemen

| October 9, 2018

EU countries should refrain from selling arms to all parties of Yemeni civil war to ease the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen, MEPs have said. The resolution on Yemen, passed by show of hands , notes that Yemen has been devastated by civil war, which has caused the economy to collapse, left 22 million […]

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#Yemen crisis: EU announces additional €25 million in humanitarian aid as situation deteriorates

#Yemen crisis: EU announces additional €25 million in humanitarian aid as situation deteriorates

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has announced new humanitarian aid of €25 million to support civilians in desperate need in Yemen. This brings the total EU funding to €196.7m since the start of the conflict in 2015. The current measures restricting humanitarian and commercial access together with the intense armed clashes and air strikes reported from Sana’a […]

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Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group said: “The Commission’s blacklist of countries bearing a high risk of money laundering is ridiculous. The list doesn’t contain any single important offshore financial centre. Replacing Guyana with Ethiopia in response to the European Parliament’s criticism seems like some kind of bad joke […]

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Opposition to #Iran strategy threatens #Syria peace efforts

Opposition to #Iran strategy threatens #Syria peace efforts

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Iran nuclear agreement has opened up the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough, essential to finding a solution to the bloodshed in Syria and Yemen, according to a new report on EU-Iran strategy voted in the European Parliament today (Tuesday 25 October). Endorsing a step-by-step reopening of political, economic and human rights relations between Europe […]

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