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  • 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.

  • Report denounces humanitarian aid ‘politicisation’, lauds EU

    Global Europe 10-12-2010

    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).

  • Situation in Haiti worsening, Georgieva warns

    Global Europe 19-11-2010

    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).

  • Europe to beef up response to natural disasters

    Global Europe 27-10-2010

    With natural disasters on the rise on a global scale but also in Europe, the European Commission presented plans yesterday (26 October) to reinforce the Union's capacity to respond to civil protection and humanitarian crises.

  • Haiti, Pakistan disasters ‘of similar magnitude’

    Global Europe 30-08-2010

    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.

  • Georgieva wants EU flag to shine in disaster areas

    Public Affairs 19-08-2010

    Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said yesterday (18 August) that she would strive to make sure that the EU, which is usually the biggest donor in disaster areas, sees its flag fly. She claimed this had not been possible so far because humanitarian organisations responsible for distributing EU aid had insisted on pushing their brand instead.

  • Commission heeds Sarkozy’s request for EU crisis response force

    Global Europe 17-08-2010

    Kristalina Georgieva, the EU commissioner responsible for humanitarian aid and crisis response, will soon present a political proposal to reinforce the EU's capacity to respond to crises, the European Commission said yesterday (16 August). The announcement appears to represent a response to recent calls from French President Nicolas Sarkozy, inspired by the unprecedented floods in Pakistan.