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25 Jun 2018 description

Delegations will find attached the Council conclusions on the Horn of Africa/Red Sea as adopted at the 3628th meeting of the Council on 25 June 2018.

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Council Conclusions on the Horn of Africa/Red Sea

[Red Sea]

17 Apr 2018 description
report European Union

Delegations will find in the annex the Council conclusions on South Sudan, as adopted by the Council at 3613rd meeting held on 16 April 2018.

ANNEX

Council Conclusions on South Sudan

26 Feb 2018 description
report European Union

On 26 February 2017, the Council adopted conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2018.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

02 Oct 2017 description

Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says

First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels.

Entitled “ Empowering people and building peaceful societies”, the report showcases results of the many initiatives carried out by the EU and UNDP, impacting the lives of millions of people across the region.

21 Jul 2017 description

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 Jul 2017 description
report European Union

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.

02 Apr 2017 description
report European Union

The nine resident EU Ambassadors in Sudan welcomed the announcement by the Government of Sudan to open one additional overland humanitarian corridor to famine-stricken South Sudan. The first UN convoy from the city of El Obeid in Sudan to Bentiu in South Sudan on March 30 is delivering lifesaving aid in a timely and cost-effective way. This adds significantly to the humanitarian corridor between Kosti and Renk, which the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan opened in 2014.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Le monde doit aujourd’hui répondre à un appel à la mobilisation sans précédent face à la situation de quatre pays menacés par la famine, et à la demande croissante d’aide humanitaire et de résilience. Dans ce contexte, il est de la plus haute importance d’informer la communauté de la sécurité alimentaire à l’échelle mondiale et nationale, quant au risque de crises alimentaires et à la sévérité de ces crises. Les parties prenantes ont largement investi dans l’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes d’alerte précoce afin de mieux prévenir et répondre aux crises alimentaires.

13 Dec 2016 description
report European Union

The Council adopted conclusions on South Sudan, in light of the profoundly disturbing developments in the country. The Council called on all parties to lay down their arms and to take decisive steps to end violence, as a last chance for political and military leaders to avoid the resumption of war, to spare their people further suffering and to find a just and inclusive political settlement of their differences.

26 Oct 2016 description

On 25 October 2016, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) held their 9th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, as part of their regular dialogue within the framework of the Africa - EU partnership. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi (Kenya), Chairperson of the AU PSC for the month of October 2016, and Ambassador Walter Stevens, Permanent Chair of the EU PSC.

07 Oct 2016 description

In a joint statement, the IGAD, Troika, and EU partners of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) condemn calls by opposition leaders in South Sudan for a renewal of armed conflict, and call on the government and armed opposition groups to immediately adhere to the permanent ceasefire.

Statement of the IGAD, Troika and EU Partners of JMEC Regarding Calls for Armed Conflict

18 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
  1. The European Union (EU) condemns in the strongest terms the recent escalation of fighting in South Sudan and attacks on civilians, Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites, United Nations (UN) compounds and personnel, diplomatic officials and aid workers. Many people have been killed in heavy fighting and there are growing fears that many more could die in another round of violence.

  2. The gravity of the situation demands a rapid response. Any extension of the current crisis must be prevented.

11 Jul 2016 description
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

Introduction

10 Feb 2016 description

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Japan, Norway and Switzerland issue the following statement in South Sudan:

The Heads of Mission express their grave concern at the potential consequences of the passing of the non-governmental organisations bill, and the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission bill in Parliament on 2 February.

30 Oct 2015 description

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and of the United States of America issue the following statement in South Sudan:

22 Oct 2015 description
report European Union

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.