Delegation to Papua New Guinea
19/08/2016 - Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on World Humanitarian Day 2016
World Humanitarian Day marks the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, when 22 humanitarian workers lost their lives, including the UN Special Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello.
HRVP Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides, made the following statement:
19/08/2016 - World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day on 19 August marks the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, when 22 humanitarian workers lost their lives. Today, the European Union pay tribute to all the humanitarian workers in crisis zones who risk their own lives to help others, and to advocate for respect for the humanitarian principles these workers live by.
Working together in Papua New Guinea
An estimated 4.2 million Papua New Guineans (61 % of the population) do not have access to safe water and 3.8 million (55 %) do not have access to improved sanitation. In an innovative approach in the context of PNG, the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project combined provision of water with hygiene awareness trainings and sanitation.
21/08/16 - Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the attack in Gaziantep, Turkey
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 21 August 2016 Last night an explosion hit women, men, children celebrating a wedding party in the city of Gaziantep. More than fifty lives have been lost and many are injured.
- 19/08/16 - Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on World Humanitarian Day 2016
- 18/08/16 - Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on Syria and the situation in Aleppo
- 18/08/16 - Busy day for the Spanish CN-235 VIGMA D-4 acting in operation SOPHIA
During yesterday’s flight over the Southern Central Mediterranean sea, the Spanish CN-235 VIGMA D4 deployed in Sigonella Airbase spotted eight small wooden boats and two rubber boats with migrants on board.
- 17/08/16 - Statement by the EU Delegation and the Embassies of EU Member States in Kyiv on the launch of an e-declaration system without certification in Ukraine