EU Children of Peace: supporting thousands of children worldwide

EU Children of Peace: supporting thousands of children worldwide

The European Commission will continue to support children affected by conflict through new humanitarian projects in the “EU Children of Peace” initiative.

In 2014 the European Commission will increase the available funds from €2 million in 2013 to €4 million. More than 80 000 children affected by war will benefit helping girls and boys in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Colombia and Ecuador.

 

The European Union established ‘EU Children of Peace’ last year after it was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Peace, investing the Prize money in helping children who are living in conflict and post-conflict environments.

 

Find out more:

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-1115_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/echo/EU4children/index_en.htm

 

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