About: humanitarian crisis

Global Europe 05-09-2018

EU warns of humanitarian disaster in Syrian city of Idlib

Russian and Syrian jets hammered a major rebel stronghold on Tuesday (4 September), days before leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey meet to discuss an expected Syrian government offensive that could spark a humanitarian disaster.
Global Europe 25-04-2018

Donors set to stump up billions for Syria

International donors are expected today (25 April) to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib.
Health 17-08-2017

Conflict heightens food insecurity in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 7.7 million people are hungry, a +30% rise in one year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EURACTIV France reports.
Politics 15-06-2017

EU moves to address major crisis in North-Eastern Nigeria

The Commission announced on Thursday (15 June) a €143 million support package for recovery and reconstruction needs in Nigeria's Borno State, which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.
Development Policy 16-12-2016

‘Forgotten’ Lake Chad Basin crisis affects two million children

The EU and its member states, as well as other donors, need to address the current funding shortfall for the “forgotten” crisis of the Lake Chad Basin, writes Kathryn Taetzsch.
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.
Global Europe 13-10-2016

Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo

Britain and France are leading EU efforts to impose more sanctions on Syrians close to President Bashar al-Assad in response to the devastating bombing of Aleppo, diplomats said on Wednesday (12 October), signalling that Russians may eventually be added to the list.
Climate change 07-04-2016

Mission impossible? International cooperation in science, technology and innovation

Climate change and the global shortage of raw materials necessitate the need for marketable solutions. More investment in technological research and development are therefore essential to avoid further crises, write Aurelia Figueroa and Andreas Stamm.
Development Policy 29-04-2015

UNICEF: Aid for Nepal needs to move faster

“The biggest challenge is getting in more supplies,” said UNICEF Crisis Communications Chief Sarah Crowe in an interview with EURACTIV, after over 5000 people died in a massive earthquake in Nepal last week .
Global Europe 23-04-2015

Coffin-carrying migrants march on European Council

“I am an undocumented immigrant, like many of the people here, and we are here to tell the European Parliament and the European Parliamentarians that the situation is a problem they created and they can solve it. So we want them to save these people that are dying in the Mediterranean sea.”

Helping the homeless is not a political choice

Athens this week defied the Commission by enacting new social inclusion measures for the homeless. But denying Greek citizens their fundamental right to housing assistance would be a breach of EU law, argue Freek Spinnewijn and Marc Uhry. 
Development Policy 24-03-2015

Youth unemployment ‘a timebomb’ in developing countries, UK MPs say

The world needs to wake up to “the ticking timebomb” of youth unemployment in developing countries and treat the issue as seriously as humanitarian disasters and global efforts to eradicate disease, a group of British MPs has warned.
Europe's East 04-02-2015

Humanitarian situation in Ukraine becoming ‘untenable for millions of people’

A senior United Nations official warned Tuesday (3 February) that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine was becoming untenable for millions of people, and urged “all sides” to halt the dangerous escalation in the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
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Europe's East 03-02-2015

Civilians in eastern Ukraine need protection

On a mission to Ukraine accompanying EU Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Christos Stylianides on 27 February, EURACTIV saw an NGO-run centre for internally displaced persons in the centre of Dnepropetrovsk, at some 200 km from Donetsk.
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Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine
Europe's East 29-01-2015

Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, some 600,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries. There are currently almost 1,000,000 internally displaced people across Ukraine and 5.2 million are living in the conflict area. The needs of these people are immense. This infographic shows how Caritas has responded to the crisis and helped over 41,000 of the poorest victims.
Arif Husain, chief economist at the UN World Food Programme.
Development Policy 07-04-2014

The CAR: it doesn’t get much worse than this

The Central African Republic (CAR) – torn apart since December by widespread conflict and killings of civilians by armed groups – is unravelling. The consequences are already catastrophic for many people. Almost the entire population is in desperate need of food, writes Arif Husain.
Global Europe 26-07-2011

Georgieva wants access to famine-stricken Somalia

On a visit to Kenya yesterday (25 July), Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva deplored the limited access of humanitarian workers to famine-stricken Somalia, which is creating a huge refugee problem in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Global Europe 05-07-2011

EU to send aid to hungry North Koreans ‘eating grass’

The European Union will send humanitarian aid to North Korea, whose citizens are suffering so badly from hunger that the consumption of grass has become widespread, the Commission announced yesterday (4 July).