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07 Dec 2015 description
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On Thursday 3 December 2015, German warship, FGS Erfurt, completed the successful escort of World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MV Eleni K, across the Gulf of Aden.

FGS Erfurt escorted the WFP vessel from Berbera to the port of Aden in Yemen, providing protection from any potential pirate attack during the 140 nautical mile journey.

Since 2009, Operation Atalanta has protected over 335 WFP vessels as they delivered over one million tonnes of humanitarian aid destined for the Somali people.

18 Nov 2015 description
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1. The present situation in Yemen is of deep concern. All humanitarian actors have described the humanitarian situation as catastrophic for many Yemenis, as fighting continues in a number of areas, and humanitarian access for essential supplies of food and fuel remains extremely limited. Recalling its Conclusions on Yemen from 20 April 2015, the EU reiterates that the solution to this crisis must be a political one.

22 Oct 2015 description
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Summary: 21 October 2015, Brussels - Somalia remains one of the countries with the largest and most protracted displaced communities worldwide with 1.1 million internally displaced and almost 1 million refugees in the Horn of Africa region.

EU Cooperation in Somalia

EU is the largest donor in Somalia, both in terms of political engagement and financial and technical support or expertise, with more than €1.2 billion being provided since 2008.

05 Oct 2015 description
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The EU announced that it will provide up to €2 million for the establishment of the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) for commercial shipping to Yemen.

The EU contribution, together with that of other donors, will enable the UN to implement the UNVIM. This will help to facilitate the unimpeded flow of commercial items and humanitarian aid to Yemen, a country almost exclusively dependent on imports and where restrictions of access have deprived some 21 million people of essential supplies, with malnutrition at critically high levels.

22 Jun 2015 description
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22/06/2015 09:55 Press release 482/15 Security & defence

Today, the Council launched the EU naval operation against human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean called "EUNAVFOR Med". Its mission is to identify, capture and dispose of vessels and enabling assets used or suspected of being used by migrant smugglers or traffickers.

28 May 2015 description
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Brussels, Belgium 27 May 2015—In response to an urgent request from the Yemen Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP), procurement of EUR 200,000 worth of medicine and consumables was recently organized and carried out by the project team of the European Union (EU) funded ‘Support for Effective Stewardship in the Yemeni Health Sector’ Project and Reproductive Health and Population Programme.

20 Apr 2015 description
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  1. The EU is seriously concerned with the rapidly deteriorating political, security and humanitarian situation in Yemen. Recent developments carry grave risks for the stability of the region, in particular that of the Horn of Africa, the Red Sea and the wider Middle-East.

10 Feb 2015 description
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Summary: 9 February 2015, Brussels – European Union Foreign Affairs Council conclusions on Yemen

30 Oct 2014 description
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As the school year begins, children in Al Mokha are smiling twice. In addition to registering at school, this week many are also being given a birth certificate for the first time. "With my green birth certificate I can now study and learn and become a teacher, inshallah", said Najma, a 7 year old girl at Al Shadeli School.
Birth certificates are one of the most basic of human rights.

15 Sep 2014 description
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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the European Union Heads of Mission in Yemen:

10 Feb 2014 description
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The Council adopted the following conclusions:

  1. The European Union salutes the positive conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and commends the work and collaborative spirit of its delegates and the role played by President Hadi. The National Dialogue has set an example in the region of an inclusive consultation process open to all and aimed at responding to the aspirations of the people. This has closed an essential phase in Yemen's transition, implemented on the basis of the 2011 Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative.

21 Oct 2013 description
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Summary: 21 October 2013, Luxembourg - Council of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting conclusions on Yemen

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

26 Jun 2013 description
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Luxembourg, 24 June 2013

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

08 Mar 2013 description
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Brussels, 07 March 2013
A 119/13

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued the following statement today:

“Today’s meeting has once again demonstrated the usefulness of the Friends of Yemen group. It underlined how committed the international community is to helping Yemen make a success of its transition.

19 Nov 2012 description
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3199th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting

Brussels, 19 November 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

14 May 2012 description
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3166th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting Brussels, 14 May 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

27 Mar 2012 description

Key messages

  • High food prices and political instability have pushed additional poor households into a condition of extreme food insecurity.

  • Widespread lack of access to food is reported. Food distributions by international agencies are constrained by conflict and high levels of insecurity.

  • According to UNHCR some 320,000 people are internally displaced while some 212,000 are Somali refugees fleeing the country as conflict continues.

27 Feb 2012 description
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3149th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting

Brussels, 27 February 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions: