The Commission will provide new funding of €70 million in Yemen, as the coronavirus threatens to worsen one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, where famine already looms. More than €40 million of this package will help prevent and respond to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to preserve peace, prevent conflicts, and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking on more responsibility as a global security provider.
The European Peace Facility is a proposed off-budget fund for the duration of the next Multiannual Financial Framework, designed to prevent conflicts, preserve peace and strengthen international security around the world, for the benefit of our citizens and our partners and their populations.
On the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we celebrate cultural diversity in the European Union and underline its importance in fostering dialogue and respect between people all around the world. Europe is a mosaic of diversity shaped by centuries of exchanges between different nations, languages and cultures.
In one of the worst humanitarian crises of our times, in Yemen, women continue to be at the forefront of the humanitarian response, now in the face of COVID-19: To give them a platform for having their voices heard, the EU Delegations in Geneva and Yemen organized a webinar which brought together four internationally acclaimed Yemeni women as well the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Yemen. They discussed key challenges in the country to fight COVID-19 amidst an ongoing conflict and highlighted the efforts of women-led organizations to bring relief, to protect human rights and to build peace in their communities. What do women in Yemen want? They want Peace, to be included in the political peace process, and an holding ceasefire - we fully support their calls and recognize their critical role.