About: Haiti

Development Policy 07-03-2018

Double whammy for humanitarian aid in wake of Oxfam scandal

EU aid for the health sector in the Dominican Republic could be called into question following the Oxfam scandal in neighbouring Haiti. EURACTIV.fr reports.
13-02-2018

EU warns charities after Oxfam sex scandal

The EU on Monday ordered Oxfam to explain itself over a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, warning charities that the bloc would cut their funding if they breached ethical standards.
Development Policy 12-02-2018

Oxfam International boss ‘broken-hearted’ by sexual misconduct scandal’

The executive director of Oxfam International said yesterday (11 February) she was heartbroken by a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti involving aid workers that prompted Britain’s government to threaten to cut off aid funding to charities.
Freedom of thought 16-05-2017

ACP states push back at New Consensus on Development over ‘democracy’ deficit

Voices from the African, Caribbean and Pacific nation states pushed back on Monday (15 May) at the focus on ‘democracy’ in the European New Consensus on Development, in a debate which opens old wounds between donor countries, and developing nations.

The Brief: Will EU officials strike over Barroso-gate?

EU officials are still seething about José Manuel Barroso pocketing a bumper paycheck from Goldman Sachs to advise the US investment bank on Brexit.
Development Policy 07-10-2016

EU gives emergency €255,000 for Haiti hurricane victims

The EU will give an initial €255,000 in emergency humanitarian assistance to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the European Commission announced yesterday (6 October).
Global Europe 09-06-2016

EU bitter after Haiti cancels election results

The European Union said yesterday (8 June) it is ending its election observation mission in Haiti, calling the decision to cancel last fall's election results unjustified.
Development Policy 29-04-2016

International aid struggling to answer Haiti SOS

Haiti is suffering from both a literal and figurative perfect storm of events: earthquakes, extreme weather, drought, poverty and hunger. International aid provided by both the UN and EU could be insufficient. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 14-01-2015

Five years after the earthquake, poverty and political uncertainty reign in Haiti

Five years after the catastrophic earthquake which ravaged Haiti in 2010, killing over 200,000 people and leaving 1.5 million homeless, despite a massive international humanitarian and cooperation effort, the country remains the poorest of the Western hemisphere, and is prey to political instability.
Development Policy 23-09-2014

EU auditors: Haiti earthquake support falls short

Well-intentioned, but insufficient. In a report published Tuesday (23 September), the European Court of Auditors was highly critical of the European Commission's €1.23 billion contribution to relief efforts, following the March 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which left 230,000 dead, 300,00 injured, and 1.3 million homeless in Port-au-Prince alone.
Development Policy 16-10-2013

Haiti’s ‘invisible girls’ call on EU to gender-monitor aid

Young Haitian women activists are calling on Brussels to take steps to identify the beneficiaries of EU aid programmes by gender, and so help the ‘invisible girls’ of their home island.
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 13-01-2011

Georgieva draws lessons one year after Haiti quake

Despite the slow pace of reconstruction in disaster-stricken Haiti, the international community must continue to help build up its institutions rather than take over, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told EURACTIV in an interview.
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.
Elections 02-12-2010

Ecstatic Bulgarians want Georgieva for president

Kristalina Georgieva, the EU's humanitarian aid commissioner, has won the coveted title of 'European of the Year' and "Commissioner of the Year', awarded by Brussels-based media European Voice, triggering pride and enthusiasm in her home country Bulgaria.
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).
Global Europe 02-11-2010

Haiti: Caught between aid slowdown and media battle for influence

On the margins of the Montreux Francophonie summit, the French-speaking world hailed international efforts to help victims of the Haiti earthquake but lamented the slow arrival of the aid. Meanwhile, francophone media on the scene at the time seemed to be crowded out by their omnipresent US counterparts.
Global Europe 25-10-2010

Commission details action in cholera-hit Haiti

The European Commission has defended its humanitarian action in Haiti, where an outbreak of cholera has killed at least 250 people following an earthquake in January that devastated the country's capital Port-au-Prince.
Global Europe 30-08-2010

Haiti, Pakistan disasters ‘of similar magnitude’

The humanitarian disaster in Haiti and Pakistan is similar in magnitude, International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told the Brussels press on 27 August, just after her return from devastated Pakistan.
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.
Languages & Culture 18-02-2010

EU, UNESCO identify synergies for Haiti

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova yesterday (17 February) broke new ground with the EU for enhanced cooperation with the United Nations' educational, scientific and cultural organisation. Her compatriot Kristalina Georgieva, the EU commissioner for humanitarian aid, outlined joint action to help alleviate the Haiti crisis.
EU Priorities 2020 04-02-2010

Dazzling Bulgarian EU nominee wows Parliament

Bulgarian commissioner-designate Kristalina Georgieva scored high marks at a European Parliament confirmation hearing yesterday (3 February), earning repeated applause from MEPs across party lines and paving the way for the approval of the Barroso II team next week in Strasbourg.

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