In response to the severe drought which is affecting large parts of southern Pakistan, the European Union is allocating EUR 100 000 in humanitarian funding to bring life-saving assistance to the most affected communities. The aid will directly benefit 15 000 people in two of the hardest hit pockets in the region, namely Tharparkar district in Sindh Province and Naushki district in Balochistan Province.
Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke on the phone to Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, this afternoon regarding the current tensions between Pakistan and India following the terrorist attack in Pulwama.
The High Representative stressed the urgency to de-escalate the situation and confirmed that the European Union is also in contact with Indian counterparts.
Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba on the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers
Every girl and woman has the right to live a life free of violence and pain. And yet, more than 200 million women and girls across the world have been forced to undergo the painful and traumatic practice of Female Genital Mutilation, including 500,000 living in Europe. Millions more girls are at risk of being cut: 68 million girls in 25 countries by 2030.