Commission will proceed to paying €50 million to UNRWA and increase emergency support to Palestinians by €68 million in 2024
Today, the Commission has decided to allocate an additional €68 million to support the Palestinian population across the region to be implemented through international partners like the Red Cross and the Red Crescent.
To respond to life-threatening outbreaks of infectious diseases in Yemen and the subsequent health emergency among the affected population, the EU has launched a Humanitarian Air Bridge operation consisting of 13 flights, which has been rolled out over the month of February 2024.
The Technical Assistance Financing Facility for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness supports projects, studies and trainings in disaster and climate resilience and promotes the sharing of knowledge among countries on disaster risk management.
People in the Horn of Africa are facing mounting humanitarian needs as the region is plagued by multiple conflicts, climate extremes and economic shocks. Around 65 million are estimated to be in immediate need of assistance.
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.