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Development Policy 18-03-2014

EU aid operations hit by shock €400 million funding gap

EXCLUSIVE / A funding shortfall of around half of the EU’s annual humanitarian aid budget will axe life-saving NGO projects and trigger global job losses in July, unless urgent action is taken by politicians of the 28-country bloc, senior officials have told EURACTIV. 
Development Policy 18-06-2013

EU-backed air service delivers aid where no one else dares to fly

It has no regular airline schedule, no first-class lounge and flies only to isolated areas prone to conflict or natural disaster. Backed by EU financing, a special United Nations aviation service flies only to the frontline of humanitarian need. EURACTIV reports from the Paris Air Show.
Global Europe 21-06-2011

Brussels launches ‘EU peace corps’ pilot

The European Commission has launched a pilot programme, the 'European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps' (EVHAC), which will see just under 100 young people serve in various projects to help vulnerable and disaster-struck parts of the world. The experiences will help determine a formal EU proposal next year to create a permanent humanitarian volunteer programme.
Global Europe 10-12-2010

Report denounces humanitarian aid ‘politicisation’, lauds EU

Humanitarian aid coming from EU member states is becoming increasingly driven by politics, making multilateral donors such as the EU more apt at addressing recipients' needs, according to a report presented by a UN official on Tuesday (7 December).

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