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ECHO Situation Map as of 25 April 2011 © EU

Commissioner Georgieva raises concern about the risk to the humanitarian lifeline to Libya

27/04/2011 - The shelling of Misrata seaport since Tuesday has moved the volatile humanitarian situation from bad to worse. "I am very worried that the thin humanitarian lifeline that our partner organisations had managed to establish through the Misrata seaport will break due to the ongoing fierce fighting," (...)

Kristalina Georgieva at the US Federal Emergency Management Agency © EU

Commissioner Georgieva visits US crisis response centres

20/04/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva swapped ideas and discussed best practices in reacting to disasters at home and abroad with leading practitioners in the US administration. Over two days, she visited three emergency response centres in Washington and New York. (...)

Ivorians displaced stand near a school in western Ivory Coast on March 2011 © Belga/AFP/Zoom Dosso

The European Commission doubles its humanitarian aid to victims of The Côte d'Ivoire crisis

19/04/2011 - The victims of the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire will continue to receive humanitarian assistance from the European Commission. An additional €30 million was just allocated to humanitarian aid for the population, afflicted by and fleeing violence. (...)