Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) declared that schools are set to re-open for Palestinian children and refugees in neighbouring countries in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in the coming weeks. This positive and encouraging news has been made possible thanks to EU support, as the largest donor to UNRWA, as well as important contributions from other partners and donor countries.
Each year 19 August marks the day, in 2003, when the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq were bombed and 22 people lost their lives. Ever since, the World Humanitarian Day is an occasion to commemorate the brave men and women who risk attack, injury and death in humanitarian service.
Spokespersons for High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, for Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica issued the following statement on steps towards a peace agreement for South Sudan:
Yesterday a partial agreement was signed in Addis Ababa marking a step closer in achieving a final peace agreement for South Sudan.
Les porte-parole de la haute représentante/vice-présidente, Mme Federica Mogherini, du commissaire chargé de l’aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, M. Christos Stylianides, et du commissaire chargé de la coopération internationale et du développement, M. Neven Mimica, ont fait la déclaration suivante sur les progrès en vue d’un accord de paix pour le Soudan du Sud: