About: humanitarian assistance

European Parliament wants to put an end to the solidarity offence in Europe

Only eight EU member states have banned the solidarity offence from their national laws. This offence is often used to prosecute citizens and organisations assisting migrants. EURACTIV.fr reports.

Syria fund to help refugees in Macedonia and Serbia

The Syria trust fund, used to help Syrian refugees and overstretched host communities in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq, will also be used to help the migrants who made it to Macedonia and Serbia, an EU official said on Monday (1 February).
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council /
Economy & Jobs 17-12-2014

Wrap-up: EU leaders endorse Juncker’s plan and show unity on Russia

EU leaders gathered in Brussels for their last summit meeting of the year on Thursday (18 December). They overcame divisions on Juncker's investment plan. On Russia, new European Council President Donald Tusk pushed to have a united front and long-term strategy. 
Civilians arriving at a UN compound in Bor, the capital of the Jonglei state, South Sudan, seeking refuge from the violence. [Hailemichael Gebrekrstos/UNMISS].
Development Policy 25-06-2014

South Sudan situation ‘heartbreaking’: UN official

Well over a million people have been forced from their homes, and many more face severe hunger, due to continued violence in South Sudan, according to a senior UN official.
Women filling buckets with water from a well. [F. Lefebvre/ UNICEF]
Development Policy 02-05-2014

EU pledges further work on ‘resilience’ to climate change

The EU commissioners dealing with development cooperation and humanitarian aid have pledged more work on “resilience”, defined as the ability of individuals and communities to recover from shocks and stresses.
Global Europe 19-12-2013

UN heads, EU call for humanitarian ceasefire in Syria

The heads of the UN and European Union aid agencies called on Wednesday (18 December) for a "humanitarian ceasefire" in Syria to allow convoys to deliver help to areas that aid workers cannot reach.
Development Policy 19-08-2013

Georgieva urges UN to adopt ‘humanitarian declaration’ on Syria

EXCLUSIVE / EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has urged the United Nations Security Council to adopt a declaration on the humanitarian situation in Syria, telling EURACTIV in an interview that such a decision could greatly improve the fate of millions of citizens, half of them children, who are trapped by the ongoing civil war.
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.

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