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EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa region

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in South Sudan, Somalia and its neighbouring countries, during an official visit to the African Union. On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for…

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Statement by HRVP Federica Mogherini, Neven Mimica, Christos Stylianides on the release of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria

After two and a half years away from their homes and families, 21 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, are finally released

Statement by High Representative/Vice- President Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development Neven Mimica and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the release of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria: After two and a half years away from their homes and families, 21 Chibok…

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Restoring a Political Process and Humanitarian Aid Delivery in Syria

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini holds a number of phone-calls on Syria, to restore a political process and humanitarian aid delivery

In view of the continued escalation of the conflict in Syria, Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, held a round of telephone conversations today and yesterday with the main international and regional actors. She spoke to the United Nations' Special Envoy for…

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EU announces €77 million in humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa for 2016

Commissioner Stylianides has announced today €77 million in EU humanitarian assistance for the Horn of Africa in 2016

With the Horn of Africa continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people, the EU has announced €77 million in humanitarian aid for the region in 2016. The Horn of Africa region is hosting some 1.7 million refugees. More than half…

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EU mobilises €125 million for countries affected by ‘El Niño’

The current El Niño is expected to be the strongest on record, surpassing the 1997/1998 El Niño. The European Union is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The…

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Commissioner Mimica to announce additional support for Niger and the region during visit

Commissioner Mimica will today begin an official visit to Niger where he will announce extra EU support.

Today, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will visit Niger to discuss the implementation of EU development cooperation to the country and announce extra support. The Commissioner will also discuss regional security challenges and the envisaged €50 million of EU support to the Multinational Joint Task Force…

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European Union Ambassadors visit refugee camps and discuss human smuggling and trafficking in Kassala

European Union triples its support to East Sudan compared to the pledge made in Kuwait in December 2010

A European delegation completed a one day visit to Kassala on 22 October 2015.  The delegation was composed of the heads of diplomatic missions from the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.  The European diplomats met with Mr. Musa Mohamed Ahmed, Assistant to the President,…