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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. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva shares NRC's joy and relief after the release of their abducted aid workers

02/07/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva welcomes the release of four humanitarians, working for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), who had been kidnapped from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. (...)

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. (...)

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. (...)

Commission reaches out to victims of South East Asian floods

21/10/2011 - In response to the typhoons and flooding that are seriously affecting South East Asia, the European Commission has allocated €10 million to support emergency operations and provide relief to between 500 000 and 1 million of people in the flood-hit countries. (...)

Three months of famine: the Commission increases aid to Horn of Africa

20/10/2011 - The European Commission is mobilising an additional €24 million to assist vulnerable people threatened by famine and the effects of drought in the Horn of Africa. (...)

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. (...)

Ali Hafow walks with three of his children towards a crowd at a registration and food distribution point in the Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya © AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT

New emergency funding to reach Horn of Africa refugees

06/07/2011 - The European Commission is to immediately send €5 million in aid to the world's largest refugee centre Dadaab, increasing this year's contribution to alleviating the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa to nearly €70 million. (...)