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Development Policy 07-02-2014

European Socialists shield Georgieva from Bulgarian criticism

European Socialist MEPs expressed strong support for Kristalina Georgieva, the Bulgarian commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response, after a senior member of the Bulgarian Socialist party slammed her for “not doing enough” in performing her duties.
Global Europe 26-07-2011

Georgieva wants access to famine-stricken Somalia

On a visit to Kenya yesterday (25 July), Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva deplored the limited access of humanitarian workers to famine-stricken Somalia, which is creating a huge refugee problem in Kenya and Ethiopia.
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 20-06-2011

The day of the safe haven

EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva discusses the plight of displaced people across the world - 42 million people as a result of natural disasters in 2010 alone - a problem which she says may be heightened by climate change and population growth.

Displaced Eritreans to be relocated in EU countries

Returning from a visit to Egypt, Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said yesterday (24 March) that EU countries would be asked to help relocate on their territories a few thousand Eritreans stranded on Libya's borders with Tunisia and Egypt.
Climate change 06-01-2011

Commission under budget ‘pressure’ as natural disasters spike

A dramatic increase in the number of natural disasters last year has sparked calls for more funding, cooperation and cost-efficiency from European Commission services.
Global Europe 19-11-2010

Situation in Haiti worsening, Georgieva warns

The situation in earthquake-hit Haiti, now hit by a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 1,000 lives, is likely to get worse before it gets better, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told the press yesterday (18 November).

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