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EU launches naval operation against Mediterranean people-smugglers

EU launches naval operation against Mediterranean people-smugglers

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Union has launched a naval operation against people-smugglers in the Mediterranean as part of the ongoing international effort to tackle the flow of migrants from Africa. EU foreign ministers agreed to the new defence force at a ministerial meeting in Luxembourg on Monday (22 June). Federica Mogherini, foreign policy chief for the bloc, said the aim of […]

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Statement by Commissioner Christos Stylianides on World Food Programme funding shortages for Syria

Statement by Commissioner Christos Stylianides on World Food Programme funding shortages for Syria

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides made the following statement: “I am deeply concerned by the World Food Program’s (WFP) suspension of food assistance for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, due to a dramatic shortage of funding.  “This cutting back in food assistance is a stark reminder of the overwhelming impact of this […]

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