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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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#SouthSudan: Protecting civilians in a time of war

#SouthSudan: Protecting civilians in a time of war

Five years after winning a hard-fought battle for independence, South Sudan remains embroiled in a vicious civil war. Tragically, as is so often the case, the civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence and enduring years of hardship, writes David Derthick. Today, 200,000 South Sudanese are living in UN-protected sites, having fled to peacekeeping bases […]

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EU proposes to boost humanitarian aid by €50 million as Commissioner Stylianides visits South Sudan

EU proposes to boost humanitarian aid by €50 million as Commissioner Stylianides visits South Sudan

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides (pictured), who is visiting South Sudan, announces that the Commission is requesting new vital support in the amount of €50 million from the European Union for the victims of this humanitarian crisis. “I have witnessed first-hand the immense suffering of the people of South Sudan. People who […]

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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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World Humanitarian Day: World needs more humanitarian heroes, says World Vision

World Humanitarian Day: World needs more humanitarian heroes, says World Vision

Opinion Globally, there are more than 60 million people in need of humanitarian aid around the world Increased international cooperation to protect humanitarian workers at risk European Union needs to better coordinate its humanitarian aid policy with other policies to ensure a rapid and effective response in conflict zone Since 2008, World Vision together with […]

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Europe’s support for humanitarian action

Europe’s support for humanitarian action

Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day is observed in memory of the victims of the attack on the United Nations’ headquarters in Baghdad (Iraq) in 2003 which caused the death of 22 people including the UN Special Representative in Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello. The European Union – the Commission and member states […]

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Sudan bans construction of new churches

Sudan bans construction of new churches

By Mohammed Amin Sudan has prohibited the construction of any new church in the country, which has been under an Islamic regime since 1989. The Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Religious Endowments Shalil Abdullah announced that the government will henceforth not issue permits for the building of churches in the country.  Minister Shalil Abdullah told […]

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