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EU endorsing key Relief, Recovery and Peace initiatives of the COP28

At COP28, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, will endorse on behalf of the EU 2 new flagship initiatives to address the human impact of the climate crisis and emphasizing the interconnectedness of climate change, conflicts, and growing humanitarian needs.

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Media trip to Türkiye

If you're a journalist interested in visiting earthquake-affected areas in Türkiye, make sure to express your interest before 15 December

Ongoing emergencies


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Consular support

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism can be activated to request assistance for consular support during evacuation operations.
Food assistance

Food assistance

Through its humanitarian food assistance, the EU aims to ensure access to safe and nutritious food for the most hungry and vulnerable people in crises.
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Channelling aid donations to Ukrainians

The European Commission has set up an operational system to channel in-kind donations from third countries and the private sector to Ukraine, Moldova, and neighbouring EU countries.



Humanitarian protection addresses violence, coercion, deliberate deprivation and abuse for persons, groups, and communities in humanitarian crises


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