Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, has issued the following statement
2 years ago, the EU adopted its first strategy on the Rights of the Child, including a clear commitment by the EU to support children affected by armed conflict.
The new EU funding will mainly focus on multipurpose cash interventions to respond to the basic needs of the population, among which food, health, education and protection.
This emergency procurement is funded by the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) and channelled via rescEU to treat patients in Member States with immediate needs.
In view of an effective and timely humanitarian response, the EU is organising the Humanitarian Senior Officials Meeting in Brussels today.
This will help partner countries and vulnerable people to cope with the unjust consequences of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, notably the current food security crisis and related economic shock.
This high-level side event aims to encourage a collective reflection on the steps to be taken in the short and the long-term that could contribute to tackle the gap between needs and available resources.
The European Union is co-hosting this event with Belgium and the Democratic Republic of the Congo against the background of serious violations of international humanitarian law
"The EU reaffirms its strong and unwavering commitment to promote and protect the right of every child to grow in a safe environment, to have access to quality education, and build better and more peaceful future."
Today Bosnia and Herzegovina becomes a full member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – the European solidarity framework that helps countries overwhelmed by a disaster.