UK outlines new humanitarian support and urges international community to save lives before it’s too late

Priti Patel announces new packages of UK aid for South Sudan and Somalia and calls on others to step up as well. The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has today announced new packages of life-saving UK aid for South Sudan and Somalia and issued a call to action to the international community to step up … Read more

Biggest emergency aid effort in Oxfam’s history driven by refugee crisis

The current global refugee crisis has prompted the biggest humanitarian response in Oxfam’s history, the international agency said today as it launched a new campaign calling on governments to do more to help those forced to flee their homes. Oxfam provided humanitarian aid to almost nine million people last year – the most in its … Read more

EU steps up humanitarian aid for Burundi crisis: €22 million in 2016

The EU is increasing its support to respond to emergency needs of those fleeing the country due to ongoing instability in Burundi. The European Commission has announced additional €10 million in humanitarian aid to help the increasing number of displaced Burundians. This comes on top of the €12.2 million already provided since the beginning of … Read more

European Union helps reshape international assistance at the World Humanitarian Summit

Over 50 world leaders and 5 000 humanitarian, development and political stakeholders gather on 23-24 May, in Istanbul, to share responsibility to reverse the trend for increasing humanitarian needs and improve the effectiveness of response. The European Union (EU) and its Member States will jointly call for a global partnership for a more efficient and … Read more

UK turning a blind eye to suffering on its doorstep by failing to protect vulnerable refugees and migrants – aid agencies

The UK is failing in its responsibility to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people who have been displaced by conflict, violence, persecution and poverty, a group of 13 aid and refugee agencies said today. The lack of adequate response from the UK and European governments to the more than a million refugees and … Read more

Syria Crisis: European Commission announces €445 million in humanitarian aid

Today the European Commission announces €445 million in humanitarian aid for the Syria crisis in 2016. The support is part of the Commission’s pledge made at the conference ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ held earlier this year in London, where the EU and the Member States pledged over €3 billion to assist the Syrian people … Read more