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Luxembourg joins EU Children of Peace initiative

Luxembourg joins EU Children of Peace initiative

19/12/2013 - Today, on the first anniversary of the creation of EU Children of Peace, Luxembourg is the first Member State to join the EU Children of Peace initiative (...)

€30 million boosts resilience through emergency aid in the Horn of Africa

11/10/2012 - The European Commission is increasing by €30 million its aid to (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Nairobi: we must invest in a drought-resilient Horn of Africa

04/04/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is attending the  Joint Ministerial and High-Level Development Partners Meeting on Drought Resilience in the Horn of Africa, convened by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) with support from the US government agency USAID. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva reiterates Europe's commitment to a more sustainable and resilient Horn of Africa

03/04/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is in Nairobi, Kenya, where she joins other high-level development partners for a meeting on ‘Resilience and growth in the Horn of Africa – enhanced partnership for change’. The meeting aims to boost coordination among humanitarian and development partners (...)

Cooperation in disaster management: Europe and the United States take a major step forward

17/11/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva met today with W. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Department of Homeland Security. They discussed the priorities for cooperation between Europe and the United States in disaster management and emergency response. (...)

Development ministers discuss the latest situation in the Horn of Africa

15/11/2011 - At the Foreign Affairs Council on 14 November, Commissioner Georgieva briefed Europe's development ministers on the latest developments in the Horn of Africa. Over 13 million people are facing food shortages and Europe has already donated over €700 million. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva pledges EU support to break the vicious circle of drought and hunger in the Horn of Africa

25/08/2011 - Acting fast, giving generously and working together are the essential components for containing the famine, refugee and drought crises in the Horn of Africa. But African countries must also take long-term measures, with the support of the international community, (...)

Honouring the people helping people

19/08/2011 - Today is World Humanitarian Day – an occasion for the European Commission to honour those who dedicate their lives to preserving and improving the lives of others who need assistance to survive. (...)

Horn of Africa: EU leading the way among donors

17/08/2011 - The European Union's contribution towards emergency relief for the famine and drought in the Horn of Africa is now well in excess of half a billion euros, according to the latest figures. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva holding hands with a child in the Dadaab refugee camp © EU

Commissioner Georgieva announces new aid during visit to the Horn of Africa

25/07/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in the Horn of Africa for a six-day mission, responding to the drought and famine that have engulfed parts of the region. (...)

More than half the population now require urgent assistance © EU

The United Nations announced that there is famine in parts of southern Somalia

20/07/2011 - Famine is declared when (in addition to other indicators), more than 30% of children are suffering from acute malnutrition and when thousands are at risk of dying. It is very likely that tens of thousands of Somalis have died over recent months, the majority of them children. (...)