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Commissioners Georgieva and Piebalgs call high-level meeting on Sahel food crisis

15/06/2012 - The hunger crisis in the Sahel is expected to peak in the weeks to come, threatening 18 million people across (...)

The European Commission and UNICEF help more hunger-affected children in the Sahel

02/05/2012 - The European Commission has made two separate donations, worth €16.5 million, to UNICEF to provide treatment for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition due to (...)

Find out how the European Commission is helping in hunger-stricken Sahel

16/04/2012 - Both recurrent and acute, the food emergency in Africa's Sahel region requires both an immediate response to help those affected, and a long-term strategy that reduces the chronic risk of food insecurity and strengthens resilience. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva visiting a joint EU-WFP project in Chad © EU

The European Commission and World Food Programme join forces against looming Sahel crisis

15/02/2012 - The European Commission and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will scale up joint efforts to fight the threat of hunger to women and children when they sign an agreement designating €30 million to humanitarian assistance in the Sahel. (...)

Meeting on food crisis and malnutrition in the Sahel © EU

Humanitarian assistance mobilised to respond to the looming food crisis in the Sahel

08/02/2012 - The European Commission is scaling up its humanitarian assistance to the Sahel region of West Africa (...)

Aid workers often operate in very dangerous circumstances © EU

Release of two Spanish aid workers

23/08/2010 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has expressed her delight and relief at the news of the release in Mali of Albert Vilalta and Roque Pascual from the NGO Barcelona Acció Solidària. These two Catalan aid workers were kidnapped in Mauritania almost nine months ago by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) with another colleague who was released in March, (...)