About: humanitarian aid Archives

  • Stylianides exits confirmation hearing a star

    Development Policy 01-10-2014

    Cypriot Commissioner-designate Christostos Stylianides, assigned the portfolio of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management by President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, made an excellent impression at his hearing yesterday (30 September) thanks to his commitment, and remarkable resemblance to movie star Omar Sharif.

  • Upsurge in refugees may cause Germany to ‘push its limits’

    Development Policy 26-08-2014

    Amid a growing number of asylum seekers and appeals for immediate EU action, German politicians are weighing various figures to decide the fate of refugees from northern Iraq. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • NGO warns Germany against cuts to Syria aid

    Development Policy 20-08-2014

    The German aid organisation World Vision fears that newly-escalating conflicts threaten to overshadow growing need in Syria, following German government plans to spend less on humanitarian aid in the region. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • EU aid operations hit by shock €400 million funding gap

    Development Policy 18-03-2014

    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. 

  • EU mobilises extra aid for typhoon-striken Philippines

    Global Europe 13-11-2013

    The European Commission earmarked €10 million yesterday (12 November) to support the Philippines' reconstruction, adding to the €3 million announced on Sunday, after perhaps the largest storm in a century killed thousands and caused widespread destruction.

  • Georgieva reaches out to the ‘country that the world forgot’

    Development Policy 24-07-2013

    The Central African Republic is a “country that the world forgot” and could become “a second Somalia” without additional support, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said, pledging 15% of her budget to overlooked crises.

  • EU’s overseas aid corps faces its own budget hurdle

    Development Policy 15-07-2013

    A plan to deploy European volunteers to respond to global humanitarian and natural disasters became a victim itself when EU leaders slashed funding for the foreign aid corps, but Lithuania wants to press ahead with a programme it sees as a priority of its EU presidency.

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

    Development Policy 18-06-2013

    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.

  • EU ministers seek tougher sanctions on Syrian regime

    Global Europe 10-09-2012

    EU foreign ministers seek to impose tougher sanctions on the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad as soon as next month, acknowledging that the actions taken so far have had little effect on the regime.

  • Brussels launches ‘EU peace corps’ pilot

    Global Europe 21-06-2011

    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.

  • Libya crisis to hit poor worldwide, EU warns

    Development Policy 01-03-2011

    Libya's humanitarian crisis is starting to affect vulnerable people across the world, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said yesterday (28 February), warning that the effects of rising oil prices were already being felt in the food sector and threatening to push millions into hunger.

  • Georgieva draws lessons one year after Haiti quake

    Global Europe 13-01-2011

    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.