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EU strengthens its support for #GenevaPeaceProcess to end conflict in #Syria

EU strengthens its support for #GenevaPeaceProcess to end conflict in #Syria

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union has adopted a new €9 million programme to support peace and political transition in Syria. The European Union adopted the second phase of the ‘Syria Peace Support Initiative’ under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP). As the continuation of phase I, the new phase will further provide financial, technical and […]

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‘People who provide humanitarian assistance to #refugees should be celebrated not prosecuted’

‘People who provide humanitarian assistance to #refugees should be celebrated not prosecuted’

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The S&D Group has renewed its call for EU legislation to be changed to ensure that those providing humanitarian assistance to refugees are not criminalized. This call came following a petition to the European Parliament on the matter, which was debated on 24 January in the European Parliament. S&D spokesperson for the Parliament’s petitions committee […]

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#SouthSudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens

#SouthSudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens

The European Commission has today (28 July) announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the Commission to €103m for 2016. The funding comes as the humanitarian situation worsens in the country, with more than 40,000 people displaced following the eruption of […]

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#Syria EU contributing to humanitarian convoy for Madaya in Syria

#Syria EU contributing to humanitarian convoy for Madaya in Syria

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU is contributing humanitarian funding to an aid convoy which left yesterday morning (11 January) for Madaya, Syria to assist people in need. The convoy was made up of the UN, the International Committee for the Red Cross, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, and the UNHCR. A total of 49 trucks will deliver emergency […]

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Refugees: MEPs want Dublin rule changes, humanitarian visas and global strategy

Refugees: MEPs want Dublin rule changes, humanitarian visas and global strategy

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcoming the European Commission’s new proposals to deal with the unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees, MEPs declared themselves ready to work on draft laws to set up a solid migration and asylum policy for the future in a resolution. Relocation. Having backed an emergency proposal the day before for relocating 40,000 asylum seekers among […]

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S&D: ‘EU must step up its efforts to ensure education in humanitarian emergencies until the target of 4% by 2019 of EU humanitarian aid funding is met’

S&D: ‘EU must step up its efforts to ensure education in humanitarian emergencies until the target of 4% by 2019 of EU humanitarian aid funding is met’

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 3 September, the Committee on Development voted in favour of a crucial amendment tabled by the S&D Group to be included in the EU Budget 2016. The aim of the amendment is providing an additional €26 million to projects ensuring access to education for children in humanitarian crises.  Education in humanitarian emergencies currently receives […]

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Commissioner Piebalgs visits Mali on anniversary of donor conference to launch new projects

Commissioner Piebalgs visits Mali on anniversary of donor conference to launch new projects

One year after the Donors’ Conference for Mali that was held in Brussels on 15 May 2013 and raised €3.3 billion to support the reconstruction of the country, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs is hosting an event in Bamako to follow-up on the commitments. The event, on 15 May, will serve to discuss progress and challenges […]

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