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

EU boosts 2017 commitment to education for children in emergencies

Access to education for children in emergency situations among top priorities for humanitarian funding in 2017 Today the European Commission is announcing a further increase of the share of its humanitarian aid budget to lead the way in supporting education projects in emergency situations around the world. The increase from 4% in 2016 to 6% … Read more

South Sudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens

The European Commission has released €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to South Sudan. The European Commission has today announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the Commission to €103 million for 2016. The funding comes as the humanitarian situation worsens … 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

Political failure driving rise in humanitarian crises, says Oxfam

The failure of governments to address the causes of conflicts and disasters, and deal with the consequences is leading to the suffering of millions of people and putting the humanitarian system under unprecedented strain, Oxfam warned today ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey (23 – 24 May). The summit, which is the … Read more