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Aid will enable people in conflict-ridden areas to continue their education © EU

EU Nobel Peace Prize to help 23,000 children affected by conflict

18/12/2012 - The European Union's Nobel Peace prize money will fund four projects under the ‘EU Children of Peace’ initiative. Details of the projects were announced today by (...)

Kristalina Georgieva visits the Palestinian camp of Bourj el-Barajneh  © EU

Commissioner Georgieva visits Syrian refugees

14/12/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva begins a four-day visit to the Middle East today to assess the humanitarian crisis provoked by the civil war in Syria. During her visit (...)

Commissioner Georgieva and UGS Amos at their last meeting during the UN General Assembly in New York © EU

Resilience in Rome

13/12/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Rome to appear at the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the most important inter-agency body in the humanitarian field. She will address the Committee on how (...)

A Sudanese refugee prepares food for her family © EU

EU scales up humanitarian aid for Sudan and South Sudan by €30 million

12/12/2012 - Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, the European Commission is boosting its humanitarian assistance by €30 million (...)

Filipino survivors of Typhoon Bopha took to rafts to escape the floods © EU

European Commission provides €3 million in rapid aid to victims of Typhoon Bopha

11/12/2012 - Following the five-day passage of Typhoon Bopha across the Philippines last week, the European Commission today released €3 million to (...)

Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso © EU

The European Commission increases its relief aid in Mali

08/12/2012 - The European Commission will be increasing its humanitarian response to the crisis in Mali by €20 million, bringing total contribution up to €101 million for 2012. Kristalina Georgieva, currently visiting the region (...)

Making resilience a big issue in the Sahel

06/12/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is attending the Sahel and West Africa Week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where she will join regional policymakers and international stakeholders for the launch of AGIR (...)

Defending the Humanitarian Principles: Commissioner Georgieva speaks out

04/12/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is attending a conference in Brussels today on "Principles in Practice: Safeguarding Humanitarian Action" (...)