Afghanistan has started, a long time ago, a difficult path towards peace. It often happens that those that oppose this process try to undermine it. This has happened again yesterday in the Taywara district of Ghor and today in Kabul.
The European Union expresses its deepest condolences to the families of those who were killed in these attacks and wishes a speedy recovery to the many people wounded. The targeting of civilians, particularly doctors and patients in a hospital, is a clear breach of international humanitarian law.
The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO.
17/07/2017 13:40 Press release 467/17 Security & defence
The Council adopted conclusions on Libya. The EU warmly welcomes the appointment of Ghassan Salamé as new Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, who will play a central mediation role based on the Libyan Political Agreement.
17/07/2017 12:20 Press release 481/17
The Council adopted conclusions on addressing the risks of famine. The conclusions note that humanitarian needs have been unprecedented in 2017. They include numerous chronic food security crises, with four countries facing an alarming risk of famine: Yemen, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, where overall about 20 million people at risk of starvation.
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HOPES - Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians
HOPES is launching the Call for Proposals (CfP) to support 40 innovative education initiatives targeting refugees and vulnerable host communities across Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and/or Syria.