About: humanitarian crisis

Europe's East 01-04-2022

Russia forces regrouping to attack south, Ukraine president warns

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Russia is consolidating and preparing "powerful strikes" in the country's south, including besieged Mariupol, where a new attempt will be made Friday (1 April) to evacuate civilians from the devastated city.
Health 24-03-2022

WHO calls to ensure health of both Ukrainian refugees and host population in Moldova

The urgent need to strengthen the national public health system for Ukrainian refugees and Moldovans has been stressed by Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, during a trip to the latter.
Europe's East 21-03-2022

Ukraine refuses to surrender Mariupol after Russian ultimatum

Ukraine rejected Russian calls to surrender the port city of Mariupol, where residents are besieged with little food, water and power in a humanitarian crisis that is increasing pressure on European leaders to toughen sanctions on Moscow.
Global Europe 19-03-2022

US warns China not to fuel Russia’s assault on Ukraine as fears for Mariupol grow

US President Joe Biden warned China against helping Russia attack Ukraine in a video call with President Xi Jinping on Friday (18 March) as concern grew over mass civilian casualties in the besieged southern port of Mariupol.
Europe's East 05-03-2022

‘Russians deliberately create a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine’

One of the goals of the Russian war criminals is to provoke the humanitarian crisis and send millions of refugees from Ukraine to the European countries, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Central Asia 28-12-2021

Kazakhstan to maintain ties, avoid humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan

The minister of trade of Kazakhstan, Bakhyt Sultanov, visited Kabul over the weekend, this being the second such high-level visit recently, after Erzhan Kazykhan, the special representative of Kazakhstan's president, also called held talks with the Taliban.
16-11-2021

In rare phone call, Merkel and Lukashenko discuss help for refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Belarus' leader Alexander Lukashenko held a phone call on Monday (15 November) to discuss humanitarian aid for refugees and migrants stranded at the EU-Belarus border, a German government spokesperson said.
Global Europe 15-11-2021

Foreign Minister: Uzbekistan is promoting ‘pragmatic relations’ with Afghanistan

In a wide-ranging interview, Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov discussed his country’s relations with the EU, the situation with "fraternal neighbour" Afghanistan, regional cooperation, and strategies for a 'Third Renaissance' of Uzbekistan.
Global Europe 15-11-2021

EU condemns Sudan crackdown on protesters, journalists

The European Union on Sunday (14 November) condemned a violent crackdown on protesters in Sudan against last month's coup that left six dead and demanded the release of detainees including journalists.
Global Europe 03-11-2021

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as Tigrayan forces gain ground

Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency on Tuesday (2 November) after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they were gaining territory and considering marching on the capital Addis Ababa.
Global Europe 29-10-2021

‘Just give us our money’: Taliban push to unlock Afghan billions abroad

Afghanistan's Taliban government is pressing for the release of billions of dollars of central bank reserves as the drought-stricken nation faces a cash crunch, mass starvation and a new migration crisis.
Global Europe 12-10-2021

Under-pressure Taliban to meet EU in bid for ‘positive’ ties

The Taliban will hold face-to-face talks with European Union officials, the acting foreign minister said on Monday (11 October), in a diplomatic push by the hardline Islamists groping for international support.
Global Europe 13-07-2021

Borrell urges sanctions over Ethiopia crisis

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday (12 July) urged member states to consider imposing sanctions over the crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray, as the bloc looks to increase aid deliveries to the region.
Development Policy 11-06-2021

More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray in famine: UN analysis

More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray are suffering famine conditions, with millions more at risk, according to an analysis by United Nations agencies and aid groups that blamed conflict for the worst catastrophic food crisis in a decade.
Global Europe 15-01-2021

Fearing famine, UN calls on US to reverse Huthi ‘terrorists’ label

The United States must cancel its decision to classify Yemen's Huthi rebels as "terrorists" to avoid a catastrophic famine, several United Nations officials told the Security Council on Thursday (14 January).
Global Europe 13-01-2021

EU criticises US labelling Yemen Huthi rebels as ‘terrorists’

The European Union on Tuesday (12 January) hit out at the decision by the United States to label Yemen's Huthi rebels as "terrorists", warning it could hinder peace efforts and aid deliveries.
Global Europe 01-04-2020

In Venezuela shift, US offers sanctions relief for transitional government

The United States on Tuesday (31 March) offered a path for Venezuela's leftist leadership to remove sanctions in the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis by accepting a transitional government that excludes US ally Juan Guaidó.
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.