COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON IRAQ
Foreign Affairs Council,
22 January 2018
The EU commends the Iraqi people, their Government and their security forces on the territorial defeat of Da'esh, with the support of the Global Coalition against Da'esh, of which the EU is a member.
Today representatives of the EU, FAO and Georgian Government marked the end of a 2 year project which assisted over 800 of the most vulnerable IDP families in Georgia.
Brussels, 15 January 2018
The European Union has adopted a new €5 million programme to support the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, strengthening its response to the crisis.
The new initiative aims at supporting the identification and registration of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, at facilitating the provision of humanitarian support, as well as at ensuring the better protection of particularly vulnerable individuals.
The humanitarian and security situations have deteriorated abruptly in eastern Ukraine, where we have seen the highest number of ceasefire violations since February 2017, the ensuing loss of life and the destruction of property. The positioning of armed forces in close proximity to residential areas and firing from or towards critical infrastructure shows complete disrespect for peoples' lives. Greater restraint and further efforts to protect water supplies and energy infrastructure is vital.
The European Union has been at the forefront of the international community's re-engagement with Myanmar as the country has advanced in making significant reforms and opened up to the world. The EU is firmly committed to supporting Myanmar and its people on its path to democracy, peace and prosperity, thereby also strengthening the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the EU's natural partner in South-East Asia.