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Ethiopia: EU increases humanitarian funding for refugees

Ethiopia: EU increases humanitarian funding for refugees

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees in Ethiopia. The country has become the largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa: it is sheltering more than 643,000 refugees. Most of them are fleeing the conflict in South Sudan and are facing malnutrition and the […]

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Two hundred young people hold their own football world cup in Brazil to speak out against violence

Two hundred young people hold their own football world cup in Brazil to speak out against violence

This week, boys and girls from around the world will be rivals on the football field, but will be united as one to speak out against the inequalities and violence they say are ruining their lives. The football tournament will see youths from 13 countries call on world leaders to work for a more fair […]

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South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent humanitarian tragedy

South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent humanitarian tragedy

Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its live-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region. This upcoming funding has been announced during a high-level meeting on the South Sudan humanitarian crisis organised in […]

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Luxembourg joins EU Children of Peace initiative

Luxembourg joins EU Children of Peace initiative

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today (19 December) on the first anniversary of the creation of EU Children of Peace, Luxembourg is the first member state to join the EU Children of Peace initiative, the lasting legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to the EU in 2012. The initiative funds humanitarian projects helping children in conflict zones […]

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EU helps to boost food security and build resilience to drought in Ethiopia

EU helps to boost food security and build resilience to drought in Ethiopia

The European Union has announced that it will provide €50 million to improve food security and build resilience to drought in southern and eastern Ethiopia. The project is part of the Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience (SHARE) initiative taken by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs and Kristalina Georgieva. The new funds will help to boost food security […]

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