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Humanitarian & Emergency Response
The EU is the world’s largest donor of humanitarian aid, providing assistance to crisis zones, countries facing post-conflict instability and countries dealing with ‘forgotten crises’.
The EU has provided €100,000 in emergency aid funds for shelter, water and sanitation, as well as health assistance in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone in the South Pacific
As the situation on the ground in Syria deteriorates, the second Brussels Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the region" will focus on humanitarian support and bolstering the UN-led political peace process in Geneva.
Now that Da'esh has been territorially defeated, the EU wants to help the Iraqis achieve their aims of reconstructing their country, putting citizens at the core of the project. Co-chairing the Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq in Kuwait on 13 February 2018, EU High Representative Mogherini emphasised the EU’s strong commitment to invest in rebuilding infrastructure, but also Iraq's institutions, social systems and communities, and announced an additional EUR 400 million in humanitarian, development and stabilisation aid.
Reflecting the key role the EU is playing in the reconstruction of Iraq, the EU will co-chair an international conference aiming to renew and reinforce international commitments to the Iraqi people and government.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EU Programme for Local Development and Employment is demonstrating the continued support of the European Union to flood-affected localities, as well as EU endeavour to move from recovery to socio-economic development. EU support to all levels of society across the region is critical to enhancing the stability and development of the Western Balkans, as well as their European integration.
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