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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 (...)

More European aid for the victims of humanitarian crises in Bangladesh and Pakistan

01/10/2012 - The European Commission is providing new funding of €4 million for emergency aid to the (...)

More aid for victims of Pakistan's floods and conflicts

30/04/2012 - The European Commission is giving an additional €20 million to help the victims of Pakistan's humanitarian crises: monsoon floods and recent military interventions. The funding will provide shelter, food, healthcare, clean water and sanitation. (...)

New humanitarian aid to bring relief to flood victims in Pakistan

16/09/2011 - The European Commission will provide €10 million in emergency relief to the victims of the monsoon floods in Pakistan. The disaster has already killed more than 200 people, and over 280 000 others have registered in camps for the internally displaced. The Commission's humanitarian assistance will fund shelter, (...)

Commissioner Georgieva announces the increase in funding © EU

Pakistan: Commissioner Georgieva announces the doubling the funding for flood victims

01/10/2010 - As millions of people in Pakistan remain in dire need of urgent humanitarian assistance, the Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, announced last Friday (01/10) that the European Commission will be more than doubling its funds for relief assistance, bringing the total to €150 million. In total, the European Union (Commission and Member States together) is providing flood victims with relief assistance worth €320 million. A more comprehensive package will be discussed at the Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting to be hosted on 14/15 October by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, (...)

Cargo planes at an airport © EU

The Commission and Member States join efforts to transport large relief aid to Pakistan

01/09/2010 - An Antonov AN-124 cargo aircraft is leaving for Pakistan today with 100 tons of assistance provided in a joint effort by Germany, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic, which is offering the plane on a cost-free basis. This shipment is coordinated by the Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) which currently has a team of civil protection experts in Pakistan to monitor the distribution of EU in-kind assistance, (...)

Commissioner Georgieva talking to flood victims © EU

Commissioner meets victims of the floods in Pakistan

26/08/2010 - On Wednesday 24 August 2010, Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response met with victims of the floods in Pakistan, during a two day visit to the country. The Commissioner saw for herself the plight of the people devastated by the worst disaster Pakistan has faced in decades, (...)

Flood victims living in tents in Pakistan © EU

Commissioner Georgieva visits Pakistan

23/08/2010 - Commissioner Georgieva is visiting Pakistan from 23d to 27th of August to convey the message of the EU's solidarity with the people and authorities of Pakistan, and request that humanitarian workers have full access to the people in need. The Commissioner will also assess the ongoing international humanitarian response with both the partners in Islamabad and in the field, (...)

Flood damage in Pakistan © ACTED, 2010

Pakistan: Commissioner Georgieva proposes increasing Commission's funding to €70 million ahead of her visit to the area

18/08/2010 - In response to the ever increasing scale of the humanitarian crisis, the Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, announced today in a press conference that the Commission will request drawing an additional €30 million in urgent relief for Pakistan, (...)

Street covered in mud after the floods in Pakistan © Save the Children/S. A. Qureshi, 2010

Floods in Pakistan: Commission provides additional €10 million in emergency aid to address humanitarian needs

11/08/2010 - The European Commission adopted a €10 million emergency decision to further assist the most vulnerable people in Pakistan affected by the disastrous floods. The aid decision takes immediate effect and comes as an addition to the €30 million for humanitarian assistance allocated by the Commission on 30 July, (...)

People fleeing flooded areas in Pakistan © OXFAM, 2010

Pakistan: Commission provides €30 million to address humanitarian needs

02/08/2010 - Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, said: "Pakistan has been hit by terrible floods and more rain is forecast. Our thoughts are with those affected by them. I am pleased that our decision to provide new humanitarian funding for the most vulnerable people in Pakistan will also be able to benefit the people, who have suffered from this disaster.", (...)