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Global Europe 29-03-2017

Making a stop in Serbia, part II: People helping people

As tragedies unfold, aid workers talk about the lack of hope among the refugees and their potential for self-harm. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Syria fund to help refugees in Macedonia and Serbia

The Syria trust fund, used to help Syrian refugees and overstretched host communities in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq, will also be used to help the migrants who made it to Macedonia and Serbia, an EU official said on Monday (1 February).

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Europe's East 10-02-2015

Cypriot foreign minister: It’s rubbish to say that we are giving bases to Russia

Asked by EURACTIV to comment on press reports about Cyprus being ready to provide air and maritime bases to Russia, Cypriot foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides branded them “rubbish”.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council /
Economy & Jobs 17-12-2014

Wrap-up: EU leaders endorse Juncker’s plan and show unity on Russia

EU leaders gathered in Brussels for their last summit meeting of the year on Thursday (18 December). They overcame divisions on Juncker's investment plan. On Russia, new European Council President Donald Tusk pushed to have a united front and long-term strategy. 

Sue Lautze at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's headquarters in Rome, Italy. [Alessia Pierdomenico/FAO].
Development Policy 27-06-2014

Sue Lautze: South Sudan needs ‘meaningful peace’

All sides of the conflict in South Sudan have at times become very "fixed, dark and negative" as outbreaks of violence continue. The country needs lasting peace so that it can see the benefits of its agricultural potential, according to the FAO's representative in South Sudan.

Civilians arriving at a UN compound in Bor, the capital of the Jonglei state, South Sudan, seeking refuge from the violence. [Hailemichael Gebrekrstos/UNMISS].
Development Policy 25-06-2014

South Sudan situation ‘heartbreaking’: UN official

Well over a million people have been forced from their homes, and many more face severe hunger, due to continued violence in South Sudan, according to a senior UN official.

Women filling buckets with water from a well. [F. Lefebvre/ UNICEF]
Development Policy 02-05-2014

EU pledges further work on ‘resilience’ to climate change

The EU commissioners dealing with development cooperation and humanitarian aid have pledged more work on “resilience”, defined as the ability of individuals and communities to recover from shocks and stresses.

Arif Husain, chief economist at the UN World Food Programme.
Development Policy 07-04-2014

The CAR: it doesn’t get much worse than this

The Central African Republic (CAR) – torn apart since December by widespread conflict and killings of civilians by armed groups – is unravelling. The consequences are already catastrophic for many people. Almost the entire population is in desperate need of food, writes Arif Husain.

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Global Europe 19-12-2013

UN heads, EU call for humanitarian ceasefire in Syria

The European Commission signed on Wednesday three major contracts with United Nations agencies totalling €147 million to deliver vitally needed aid to people directly affected by the Syrian crisis.

Global Europe 19-12-2013

UN heads, EU call for humanitarian ceasefire in Syria

The heads of the UN and European Union aid agencies called on Wednesday (18 December) for a "humanitarian ceasefire" in Syria to allow convoys to deliver help to areas that aid workers cannot reach.

Development Policy 19-08-2013

Georgieva urges UN to adopt ‘humanitarian declaration’ on Syria

EXCLUSIVE / EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has urged the United Nations Security Council to adopt a declaration on the humanitarian situation in Syria, telling EURACTIV in an interview that such a decision could greatly improve the fate of millions of citizens, half of them children, who are trapped by the ongoing civil war.

Global Europe 01-04-2010

EU, world generous with earthquake-hit Haiti

Some 50 donors, among whom the largest was the EU, promised a total of 7.3 billion euros for the reconstruction of earthquake-hit Haiti at a conference in New York yesterday (31 March). The EU contribution amounts to €1.235 billion, the bloc's foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton announced.