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Wednesday 11 July 2018

Proposed EU development budget increase won’t help to fight poverty

Today, EU member states have published their position on the 2019 EU budget. While they propose a spending increase of 10 percent for the EU’s external policies compared to this year’s budget, governments are focusing on the wrong issues, Oxfam, Save the Children, DSW and IPPF EN say. The organizations argue a strong focus on human development is needed to counter increasing inequalities and make sure no one is left behind.

The alliance of five organisations working on development and humanitarian aid said:

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Monday 12 March 2018

UN and Civil Society organisations deeply concerned about the use of Coercion to obtain Fingerprints

Save the Children, along with a number of other civil society organisations and UN agencies, urges the EU to exempt all children, no matter what their age,

from all forms of coercion in the EURODAC Regulation.

 

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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Save the Children warns of forgotten crisis in Ukraine, as conflict enters fifth year

 

(Brussels, 28 February 2018): More than half a million Ukrainian children are being forgotten by the world, Save the Children is warning ahead of a conference to try and raise attention to the crisis, being held in Brussels by the European Commission and the United Nations.  

 

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Monday 11 December 2017

ROHINGYA CRISIS: Save the Children urges EU to adopt six-point plan

Two-year-old Muhammad Zalal* outside his tent. He fled Myanmar with his family when their village was attacked.

They are now living in a makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.

 

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Monday 20 November 2017

Ambitious vision lacking in EU’s 2018 budget, say NGOs

In the early hours of Saturday 18th November, after 16 hours of negotiations, the EU Member States and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018. Finance Ministers rejected the European Parliament’s proposal to increase external spending and agreed to limit funding at €9.57 billion, a decrease of €868 million, or 8%, below the final 2017 budget, with €256m left unallocated in the margin.

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