About: humanitarian aid

Global Europe 10-08-2018

Czech diplomats secure release of two NGO workers in Syria

The Czech Republic has negotiated the release of two workers for a German humanitarian group in Syria, the Czech and German foreign ministries said on Thursday (9 August).
Development Policy 18-07-2018

EU is shutting out UK aid agencies, minister tells MPs

The UK’s development minister accused the European Commission on Tuesday (17 July) of discriminating against UK aid agencies, in a move that could scupper future partnerships after the UK leaves the EU.

MEP: In the long term, migrants will be part of solution in Europe

More and more voices are calling for an urgent reform of the strained Dublin asylum system as migrants continue arriving across the Mediterranean and migration takes centre stage in Europe again.
Politics 11-06-2018

Spain to receive rescue boat with 629 migrants after Italy, Malta refuse

Spain's new prime minister ordered the authorities on Monday (11 June) to receive a rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants that has remained at sea in the Mediterranean after both the Italian and Maltese governments, the two nearest European territories, refused it permission to disembark. EURACTIV’s partner efe-epa reports.
Economy & Jobs 27-04-2018

Are vouchers an alternative to cash in humanitarian aid

The popular image of humanitarian aid in public consciousness is of trucks loaded with essential foods being handed out to refugees.
Development Policy 16-03-2018

Humanitarian crisis management benefits from new technologies

Weather alert systems, real-time communication and debit cards for refugees: the use of new technologies make humanitarian aid more effective, Commissioner Christos Stylianides said in an interview.  EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
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.
Development Policy 28-02-2018

A school for refugees in Lebanon

Kawkab School stands in the middle of the narrow streets of Beddawi refugee camp, in North Lebanon.  A safe haven for children who dream of a better life.  EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.

Mayor of Gaziantep: EU owes Turkey more money

The European Union “doesn’t understand Turkey” and does not deliver what it has promised in terms of aid to the refugees from Syria, Fatma Şahin, the mayor of the Turkish city of Gaziantep, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 09-01-2018

EU unveils strategy to stabilise Iraq following territorial defeat of ISIS

The EU's foreign affairs chief and the European Commission adopted yesterday (8 January) a Joint Communication proposing an EU strategy for Iraq in order to address the many challenges the country faces following the territorial defeat of Islamic State.
Economy & Jobs 23-11-2017

Commission ready to boost cash support in humanitarian aid

The European Commission is aiming to boost the proportion of humanitarian aid it hands out as cash. But most payments are actually made by banking cards very similar to regular ATM cards.
Development Policy 17-08-2017

Pittella calls on EU to provide ‘utmost urgent’ help to Sierra Leone

Gianni Pittella, the president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, has called for the EU to deliver help to Sierra Leone with the utmost urgency, after floods and landslides in the country’s capital Freetown took a huge toll on human lives.
Global Europe 17-11-2016

A pivotal moment for the Central African Republic

For decades, the Central African Republic has suffered from enormous humanitarian needs and a perilous security situation. Europe needs to strengthen its support for this fragile and forgotten state, writes Friederike Röder.

Life in Ukraine’s conflict zone: The anxious reality

The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine is severe and requires an urgent solution. No drinkable water, a lack of access to coal for heating and uncertain electricity supplies are part of everyday life for Ukrainians in the conflict zone, writes Mark Demesmaeker.
Global Europe 06-10-2016

Queen of Jordan calls on Europe to rethink refugee crisis

Queen Rania of Jordan has called on Europe to collaborate with her country and make the refugee crisis a “joint success” and insisted that it is about humanity’s “common future”. EURACTIV Spain reports.
04-10-2016

The Brief: Interrail giveaway smacks of desperation

The ancient Romans used bread and circuses to stop their citizens rising in revolt. The European Union uses cheap phone bills and free holidays.
Development Policy 10-05-2016

Merkel to attend first-ever world humanitarian summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be among some 50 leaders attending the first-ever world humanitarian summit in Istanbul to rethink the global aid strategy, UN diplomats said yesterday (9 May).
Development Policy 26-04-2016

A year on after Nepal earthquake: Life tries to return to normal

On 25 April 2015, a large-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, devastating rural communities. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro travelled to the South Asian country to see how the local population has recovered and what impact EU-funded projects are having.
Development Policy 15-02-2016

EU fears more violence in Burundi, vows to directly assist the population

The European Union, strife-stricken Burundi's biggest aid donor, today (15 February) warned the country could face "appropriate measures" if it does not remedy its human rights record.
Development Policy 12-01-2016

EU aid budget to jump 35% in 2016

The refugee crisis has forced the EU to drastically increase its international aid budget for 2016. But NGOs fear this will result in cuts in 2017. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 08-09-2015

Brussels pledges €1 million to help children affected by Ebola

The European Commission will make €1 million available to help provide education and psychosocial support for children affected and left orphaned by Ebola. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Euro & Finance 06-07-2015

Greek ‘No’ inflicts heavy blow on EU

EU leaders will have a lot of soul searching to do today, following the victory by the "No" camp in the Greek referendum on Sunday (5 July), which rejected their proposed rescue package.
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Development Policy 08-06-2015

United Nations World Food Programme calls for donations for the Nepal emergency

Two devastating earthquakes in Nepal have left millions of survivors in dire need of food assistance. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, has already reached almost two million people but there is much more that must be done.
Development Policy 28-05-2015

NGO criticises German government’s ad hoc crisis response

Aid organisations are pleased with a growing willingness amongst Germans to donate. But NGO medico international sees the trend as proof of a dramatic increase in crises like Ebola and in Syria, putting partial blame on the Merkel government. EURACTIV Germany reports.