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John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, with Commissioner Georgieva © EU

Commissioner Georgieva meets John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief

30/03/2010 - The Emergency aid chiefs of the United Nations and the European Union met in New York ahead of the international Donors Conference on Haiti on 30 March. They had an in-depth exchange of views on the situation in Haiti, concluding that while the focus of efforts was progressively shifting towards reconstruction, the humanitarian needs are still there (...)

Bill Clinton and Commissioner Georgieva © EU

Donors Conference on Haiti

26/03/2010 - Commissioner Georgieva participated in the International Donors Conference "Towards a New Future for Haiti", at UN headquarters in New York on 31 March. As part of the preparatory work for this major international gathering, an "outreach" conference for non-governmental organisations working in Haiti was held (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Chile © EU

In the field in Chile

12/03/2010 - Kristalina Georgieva has been to areas in Chile worst-affected by the recent earthquake. In her blog, she reports that while the damage is huge, the country's "disaster preparedness has been impressive." See also the video footage from her visit.

Commissioner Georgieva talking to victims of Haiti's earthquake © EU

Commissioner's blog: Haiti

03/03/2010 - Kristalina Georgieva has been in Haiti visiting EU-funded projects and meeting ministers, officials, aid workers and Haitians affected by the earthquake. Visit her blog to get her impressions from her first mission as European Commissioner reponsible for crisis response.