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Commissioner Georgieva attends EU conference on education and development

Commissioner Georgieva attends EU conference on education and development

23/05/2013 - Education has the power to turn the course of human development from poverty to better living standards. (...)

Nicolas Tiangaye, on the left, and Kristalina Georgieva

Commissioner Georgieva discusses the humanitarian challenges in the Central African Republic with its Prime Minister

23/04/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has received Nicolas Tiangaye, the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR) (...)

Kristalina Georgieva visits the Palestinian camp of Bourj el-Barajneh  © EU

Commissioner Georgieva visits Syrian refugees

14/12/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva begins a four-day visit to the Middle East today to assess the humanitarian crisis provoked by the civil war in Syria. During her visit (...)

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 (...)

Worsening crisis in Syria: European Commission increases its emergency aid

07/09/2012 - The European Commission is preparing to release an additional €50 million in humanitarian funding to help Syrian civilians caught up in the country's crisis (...)

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 concerned by humanitarian deterioration in Congo

26/06/2012 - In view of the rapidly worsening humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has expressed her serious concern: ‘What is happening today, particularly in North Kivu, must come to an end. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva warns of possible humanitarian disaster in northern Mali

12/04/2012 - Unless there is rapid progress in the coming days to open the humanitarian space and allow in supplies of food and medicines to the North of Mali, there will be a major humanitarian disaster which could spill over to neighbouring countries, warns Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. (...)

Helping to reduce the deadly impact of mines

04/04/2012 - Today is the ‘International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action’. These explosive remnants of war kill and maim mostly civillians, including children; they render large areas impossible to inhabit or farm, and slow post-conflict reconstruction. The people who have been injured by mines (...)

In Kinshasa, Commissioner Georgieva announces a surge in aid for forgotten crisis

05/03/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Africa's second largest country is suffering one of the world's most drawn-out emergencies; hundreds of thousands of people need urgent help due to displacement (...)

Commissioner Georgieva talks to Somali refugees in the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya © EU

Commissioner Georgieva engages in high-level dialogue on Somalia's future

23/02/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in London today for high-level talks on helping Somalia's recovery. She participates in events in the framework of the London Conference on Somalia, organised by the British government. The Commissioner and other representatives of the international (...)

Commissioner Georgieva and other global development leaders to speak at European Development Days

13/12/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva will participate in this year's European Development Days in Warsaw, Poland. Organised by the European Commission and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, European Development Days is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. (...)

Worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen triggers a boost in European assistances

12/12/2011 - Concerned about the effects of persistent instability, drought and poverty on hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Yemen, the European Commission is today increasing its humanitarian funding with an additional €5 million. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva appeals for protection of civilians in Sirte

07/10/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has called for international humanitarian law to be respected, and civilians caught up in the conflict in Sirte to be allowed to leave the Libyan city safely. (...)

Commission boosts humanitarian presence and funding in Libya

29/08/2011 - The European Commission has deployed a multi-sectoral team of humanitarian experts to Tripoli, and has opened a humanitarian office in the Libyan capital. The experts are ensuring that the assistance provided by the European Union in health, medicine, (...)

Commissioner Georgieva voices grave concern over the lack of humanitarian access to South Kordofan

25/08/2011 - Following the announcement by President Al Bashir of Sudan of a two-week cease-fire in South Kordofan, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has voiced her grave concern over the impossibility of reaching and assisting the people experiencing a humanitarian emergency in the region. (...)

The Commission stands ready to step up humanitarian assistance inside Libya

22/08/2011 - Following the dramatic events in Libya, with the speedy passage of rebel troops into Tripoli, the European Commission is calling for for improved humanitarian access and stands ready to respond to potential new humanitarian needs inside the country. (...)

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, (...)

A family in Somalia © EU

European Commission allocates €35 million for victims of conflict and natural disasters in Somalia

27/07/2010 - The European Commission has adopted a €35 million funding decision to support humanitarian activities in Somalia. It is estimated that approximately 3,200,000 people, about 42% of the population of Somalia, would need emergency humanitarian assistance and/or livelihood support in the first half of 2010; at the same time field assessments suggest that the situation is unlikely to improve in the second half of this year. (...)

Children in a refugee camp in Yemen © EU

€10 million in humanitarian aid provided for refugees and people affected by the conflict in Yemen

26/07/2010 - The European Commission announced a funding package of €10 million to respond to urgent humanitarian needs exacerbated by a lack of support from the international community. The funds will be used to provide shelter, water and sanitation, food and livelihood support, basic health care and protection. The money is directed to the most vulnerable among the 350,000 internally displaced persons, their host communities, and 170 000 foreign refugees in Yemen. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Darfur © EU

Commissioner Georgieva regrets the decision of the Sudanese government of the Sudanese government to expel from Darfur two staff members working for the International Organisation for Migration

16/07/2010 - Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response has regreted deeply the decision to expel from Darfur two staff members working for the International Organisation for Migration. This organisation, which is funded by ECHO-the Commission's Humanitarian department- provides vital assistance in Darfur where million of people depend on external aid for their survival. (...)

Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, at the European Commission – 13/07/2010 © EU

President Barroso and Commissioner Georgieva meet with Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority

14/07/2010 - José Manuel Barroso, President of the Commission and Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, received Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority. The Commission confirmed its political and financial support to the building of a democratic and viable Palestinian state (...)

Commissioner Georgieva stresses the EU's humanitarian commitment to Sudan during her first visit to the country © EU

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva reaffirms the European Union's strong commitment to addressing humanitarian challenges in Sudan

12/06/2010 - The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, finished on Saturday 12th June a four-day mission to Sudan. In high level meetings, Commissioner Georgieva called on the authorities to improve access to areas in need of humanitarian assistance and tackle the growing insecurity in Darfur and other parts of Sudan. She reaffirmed the European Union's commitment to addressing the most urgent needs of the Sudanese population. (...)

Margot Wallström on the left and Commissioner Georgieva © EU

Commissioner Georgieva meets Margot Wallström, the UN Secretary General's Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict

19/05/2010 - Commissioner Georgieva has held a meeting on 19th of May with former Vice-President of the Commissioner Margot Wallström who is currently the UN Secretary General's Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict. Commissioner Georgieva and Ms. Wallström have discussed her new responsibilities in the UN and the role of the Commission when deploying Humanitarian Aid in conflict zones. (...)

UN peacekeeping forces in action © EU

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva meets Alain Le Roy, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

05/05/2010 - Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva has met today with Alain Le Roy, who leads the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in the UN. Commissioner Georgieva and Under-Secretary Le Roy discussed on the Cooperation between military and humanitarian actors on the ground and the respective roles of each one.