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Commissioner Georgieva's visit to Sudan © EU

Commissioner Georgieva presents her experiences in Sudan in an open dialogue at The Centre

30/06/2010 - On the 30th of June, following her field visit to Sudan, Commissioner Georgieva presented her personal impressions of the humanitarian situation in Sudan at the think tank "The Centre". In an open dialogue conducted by Martin Porter, one of the co-founders of The Centre, Commissioner Georgieva expressed her concern on the security situation in Darfur and in South Sudan, and on the obstacles faced by humanitarian workers in performing their mission. (...)

A refugee camp © EU

Statement of Commissioner Georgieva on the occasion of the World Refugee Day

20/06/2010 - On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, celebrated on Sunday 20 June, Commissioner Georgieva has stated: "The United Nations has decided to use "Home" as a theme for this year's World Refugee Day. In my own recent experiences, when meeting displaced persons or refugees in the field, I saw how meaningful this word is to them. Home is what they've lost; home is what they don't have; home is the place they want to get back to. These people are among the most vulnerable in the world and, as such, need our help. They did not choose such a life. Their dream is to return to their homes and be able to live and work in peace and security (...)

Map of Kyrgyzstan © EU

The Commission will provide €5 million funding for victims of violence in Kyrgyzstan

15/06/2010 - Today the Commission has approved an emergency aid of up to €5 million to assist the vulnerable victims of the serious violence involving the Kyrgyz and Uzbek communities in Kyrgyzstan which erupted on 10 June. The allocated funding will be used to provide emergency medical support, food, water, shelter, non-food items, protection and psychosocial assistance to the victims. The relief will be channelled through partner organisations (...)

Commissioner Georgieva stresses the EU's humanitarian commitment to Sudan during her first visit to the country © EU

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva reaffirms the European Union's strong commitment to addressing humanitarian challenges in Sudan

12/06/2010 - The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, finished on Saturday 12th June a four-day mission to Sudan. In high level meetings, Commissioner Georgieva called on the authorities to improve access to areas in need of humanitarian assistance and tackle the growing insecurity in Darfur and other parts of Sudan. She reaffirmed the European Union's commitment to addressing the most urgent needs of the Sudanese population. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva signing the funding agreement with Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the WFP © WFP/Rein Skullerud

Commissioner Georgieva meets Italian authorities and delivers a speech at the World Food Programme Executive Board

07/06/2010 - In Rome today, Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response announced that the European Commission has allocated €46million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan. She signed the agreement with (...)

Commissioner Georgieva at the press conference in Brussels © EU

Commissioner Georgieva announces the allocation of €24 million for humanitarian aid purposes in Sahel

02/06/2010 - The Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, has announced today in a press conference the Commission's decision to allocate an additional €24 million to be used in assisting over seven million vulnerable people affected by the food crisis in Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and northern Nigeria. The new funds will permit the financing of more operations in the nutrition and health sectors. This includes blanket supplementary feeding programmes, screening and treatment of acute malnutrition of children, free access to health services for emergency cases and mobile health services for pastoralist population (...)

Tropical storm Agatha © EU

The Commission allocates €3 million in humanitarian aid in response to the tropical storm Agatha in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

01/06/2010 - The European Commission has announced today a humanitarian aid decision worth €3 million to cope with the consequences of tropical storm Agatha. Over 120 people are reported dead, and 160,000 people have been evacuated from the Pacific coast of Central America. Agatha is the first tropical storm of the Pacific hurricane season and has brought torrential rains to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, provoking and floods and mudslides (...)