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Haiti: Commission keeps standing by quake victims

Haiti: Commission keeps standing by quake victims

10/01/2014 - On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed 222 750 people, injured many thousands and made 1.7 million homeless. (...)

European emergency aid to help Cuba and Haiti recover from Hurricane Sandy

08/11/2012 - In response to serious damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the European Commission is giving €6 million to those worst-hit in the Caribbean for immediate relief (...)

Tropical storm Isaac: The Commission stands ready to help

27/08/2012 - The European Commission has been monitoring the passage of the fierce tropical storm Isaac through (...)

A member of the Civil Protection team discussing with victims of the earthquake in Turkey © EU

EU-Turkey: Discussing closer collaboration in major emergencies

09/02/2012 - The European Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is visiting Turkey in recognition of the country's growing role as an international humanitarian aid donor. She will discuss with the Turkish authorities the needs and opportunities for closer cooperation in responding to disasters and emergency management (...)

Commissioner Georgieva during her last visit to the region in 2010 @ EU

European Commission doubles its humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, as Commissioner Georgieva calls for 'smart aid'

18/01/2012 - The European Commission is doubling its humanitarian aid to the African Sahel region to EUR 95 million in response to the food crisis. The announcement was made by Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union's crisis response commissioner, during her ongoing visit to Niger and Chad. (...)

ECommissioner Georgieva visiting children in a hospital @ EU

"The alarm bells are ringing, we need to act now" - Commissioner Georgieva travels to the Sahel

17/01/2012 - The European Union's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva arrives in Niger today amid a looming crisis in Africa's Sahel region. The Commissioner is responding to calls for assistance from the affected countries. (...)

A woman walking in a street in Tallinn © EU

Commissioner Georgieva in Estonia to discuss humanitarian aid and civil protection

16/01/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Tallinn today, where she will present and discuss her portfolio priorities with relevant Estonian stakeholders. (...)

ECHO and its partner Solidarité monitoring the water situation 2010 © EU/ECHO/Susana Perez Diaz

Two years on, Europe continues to deliver on its promises to Haiti

09/01/2012 - On 12 January the world will mark the second anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti. The disaster claimed the lives of more than 220 000 people and affected 3 million others. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Haiti, visiting the hospital with Handicap International - 02/03/2010 © EU

European Commission allocates further funds to Haiti

04/01/2012 - As the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 approaches, the European Commission has allocated a further €3 million to the 2011 humanitarian aid budget for the country, bringing its total humanitarian funding in 2011 to €38.5 million. (...)

Field hospital in Haiti, 2010 © European Union - ECHO/Peter Zangl

Commissioner Georgieva makes a plea for cholera victims in Haiti

13/12/2010 - During a short statement in the European Commission’s press room, Commissioner Georgieva made a plea on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti. She said, "The anti-cholera efforts undertaken before the post-electoral riots have reduced the daily rate of cholera deaths from 50 on 23 November to 22 on 4 December. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva speaking at the press conference in Brussels © EU

Commissioner Georgieva gives updates on Europe’s reaction to the cholera epidemic in Haiti

18/11/2010 - In a press conference that took place today in Brussels, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva expressed her concern on the cholera epidemic that is spreading in Haiti and explained the European response to this crisis. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva with aid workers © EU

Commissioner Georgieva addresses the European Parliament on the main humanitarian challenges that are faced in Haiti

20/04/2010 - Commissioner Georgieva told Parliament that the four main challenges are: - the continuation of humanitarian assistance in areas such as health, sanitation and shelter; (...)

John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, with Commissioner Georgieva © EU

Commissioner Georgieva meets John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief

30/03/2010 - The Emergency aid chiefs of the United Nations and the European Union met in New York ahead of the international Donors Conference on Haiti on 30 March. They had an in-depth exchange of views on the situation in Haiti, concluding that while the focus of efforts was progressively shifting towards reconstruction, the humanitarian needs are still there (...)

Bill Clinton and Commissioner Georgieva © EU

Donors Conference on Haiti

26/03/2010 - Commissioner Georgieva participated in the International Donors Conference "Towards a New Future for Haiti", at UN headquarters in New York on 31 March. As part of the preparatory work for this major international gathering, an "outreach" conference for non-governmental organisations working in Haiti was held (...)

Commissioner Georgieva talking to victims of Haiti's earthquake © EU

Commissioner's blog: Haiti

03/03/2010 - Kristalina Georgieva has been in Haiti visiting EU-funded projects and meeting ministers, officials, aid workers and Haitians affected by the earthquake. Visit her blog to get her impressions from her first mission as European Commissioner reponsible for crisis response.