More and more Ukrainians are left homeless and in need of assistance and shelter in freezing conditions. With an estimated 14.6 million people in need of humanitarian aid in Ukraine, this new funding comes at a crucial time.
Many of the people who fled to Armenia during the last year’s mass exodus took little to no belongings with them, leaving them dependent on emergency aid.
With almost 300 million people estimated to need humanitarian assistance in 2024, the EU once again reinforces its commitment to support the most vulnerable globally. The Commission has therefore adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of more than €1.8 billion for this year.
The results of a new Eurobarometer survey show clear support for EU humanitarian action across the 27 Member States, with 91% of respondents stating that it is important that the EU funds humanitarian aid activities.
Around 100,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 500,000 people have been displaced due to the floods, although these figures are expected to increase as more information from the affected areas becomes available.
Today, the European Commission published the results of the Special Eurobarometer measuring public opinion about European civil protection actions in the Member States.
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Borrell, Commissioner Lenarčič and Commissioner Várhelyi on the 1st anniversary of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
On the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquakes that struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria, killing thousands of people and affecting the livelihoods of millions, the EU continues to stand in solidarity with the affected people in both countries.
The emergency funding will support humanitarian partners UNICEF and the WHO in their efforts to address immediate and critical needs related to Health, water, hygiene and sanitation.
EU provides €26 million in humanitarian aid to support refugees and people affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye
This new funding will address the most critical humanitarian needs stemming from the aftermath of the earthquakes and the regional refugee crisis.
The funding will help people affected by the main ongoing humanitarian crises in the region and will strengthen disaster preparedness in an area prone to natural hazards.