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Better prepared for large disasters: Europe hosts massive training exercise

Better prepared for large disasters: Europe hosts massive training exercise

30/09/2013 - Speedy and well-coordinated response can save lives in the hours and days after a disaster. Preparedness pays off – which is why the European Commission is supporting one of the largest(...)

Urgent humanitarian action needed in the Central African Republic

Urgent humanitarian action needed in the Central African Republic

26/09/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, Valerie Amos and Laurent Fabius called for urgent action to meet humanitarian needs in the Central African Republic (CAR) at a High-Level Meeting in New York today. (...)

Syria: EU reaches 7 million people in need

Syria: EU reaches 7 million people in need

25/09/2013 - Europe leads the international response to the Syrian crisis: in the face of the unprecedented humanitarian needs in and around Syria (...)

EU supports the Kenyan Red Cross for its response to Westgate hostage crisis - Photo credit: Ibrahim Malla - ItRc

EU supports the Kenyan Red Cross for its response to Westgate hostage crisis

25/09/2013 - The European Commission is making aid available to the Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRSC) in solidarity with the victims of the tragic incident in the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi. (...)

UN General Assembly

Commissioner Georgieva to rally humanitarian voices on Syria, Central African Republic during UN week

22/09/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in New York where world leaders are gathering for the annual United Nations General Assembly - the major annual multilateral event bringing together political leaders (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Mali for Inauguration of President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita

Commissioner Georgieva in Mali for Inauguration of President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita

19/09/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is joining world leaders in Bamako, the capital of Mali, for the inauguration of the President of the Republic. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva sounds warning on Central African Republic

Commissioner Georgieva sounds warning on Central African Republic

17/09/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Paris today, where she will be visiting the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to alert donors to the desperate situation in the Central African Republic. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva underlines Somalia's persisting humanitarian challenges

Commissioner Georgieva underlines Somalia's persisting humanitarian challenges

16/09/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is participating in the conference "A new deal for Somalia" in Brussels today. (...)

EU Aid volunteers gather to chart future of voluntary corps

EU Aid volunteers gather to chart future of voluntary corps

14/09/2013 - Participants in the pilot projects of EU Aid Volunteers will gather in Brussels to share their experiences (...)

Celebrating 150 years of the Red Cross

Celebrating 150 years of the Red Cross

12/09/2013 - Commissioner Georgieva is in Geneva where she will take part tonight (THU) in a high-level panel discussion on "the ethics and politics of humanitarian action". (...)

Two million Syrian refugees - an appalling milestone

Two million Syrian refugees - an appalling milestone

03/09/2013 - Today it was confirmed that the number of refugees who have fled from the war in Syria into neighbouring countries has reached the appalling milestone of two million. (...)