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Discussion between Ertharin Cousin, on the left, and Kristalina Georgieva

EU partnership with the World Food Programme is delivering

03/06/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Rome to give a keynote speech to the World Food Programme's Executive Board. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva heads to Washington DC for World Bank Spring Meetings

Commissioner Georgieva heads to Washington DC for World Bank Spring Meetings

10/04/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is attending the annual Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. (...)

Fighting hunger in Niger: breakthroughs and lessons

Fighting hunger in Niger: breakthroughs and lessons

03/04/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is taking part in a high-level discussion on leading the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Niger. (...)

Food aid: calling for quality, not just quantity

Food aid: calling for quality, not just quantity

16/10/2013 - Today is World Food Day: the occasion to check our progress on improving humanitarian food assistance, agriculture and nutrition security (...)

New funding for Sahel: Commissioner visits Chad

New funding for Sahel: Commissioner visits Chad

17/06/2013 - The Commissioner is in eastern Chad today where she is visiting European Commission funded projects and announcing an additional  € 69 million in humanitarian aid (...)

European and African decision-makers discuss improving food security and boosting resilience to disasters

European and African decision-makers discuss improving food security and boosting resilience to disasters

25/04/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is going to Addis Ababa where members of the European Commission will be meeting the African Union Commission for their 6th joint session (...)

Commissioner Georgieva will wrap up a two-day senior level meeting of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement in Brussels today.

SUN comes to Brussels!

15/03/2013 - Commissioner Georgieva will wrap up a two-day senior level meeting of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement in Brussels today (...)

After being weighed the children's Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) is measured. This is the second method, besides weight-for-heigth, to establish whether or not a child is malnourished.

New EU policy to improve nutrition and save millions of lives

13/03/2013 - The European Union steps up its efforts against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.(...)

The Situation in the Sahel, One Year On © EU

The Situation in the Sahel, One Year On

20/02/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Rome to attend a high-level meeting organised by the United Nations World Food Programme on the crisis in the Sahel countries of Africa(...)

This Malian refugee girl cooks for her family. © EU 2012 – EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie

EU increases humanitarian aid to Mali as Commissioner Georgieva briefs French National Assembly on evolution of the crisis

19/02/2013 - The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid funding to Mali by €22 million to assist more victims of the conflict with food aid and access to basic services(...)

Commissioner Georgieva calls for a change to the aid paradigm through building resilience

26/09/2012 - Resilience is crucial for building up the capacity of individuals and communities to develop, particularly at this (...)

Commissioner Georgieva speaks at the European Forum Alpbach

27/08/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is in the picturesque Tyrolean village of Alpbach to participate in Austria's foremost annual international (...)

Emergency aid for flood victims in the Philippines

14/08/2012 - An emergency operation is underway in the Philippines, where floods have affected more than 3.5 million people (...)

New Food Assistance Convention to address world hunger

02/08/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva has signed the new Food Assistance Convention – an international agreement to define global rules for food aid by major donors – on behalf of (...)

EU humanitarian chief comments on worsening crisis in Syria

31/07/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva made the following statement: ‘Syria is (...)

Disaster resilience in the Horn of Africa to be strengthened with new aid injection from the European Commission

31/07/2012 - The European Commission is delivering on its promise to help the Horn of Africa recover from the destructive drought, overcome its (...)

EU boosts humanitarian aid in Sudan and South Sudan

27/07/2012 - The European Commission is increasing its support to the victims of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Sudan and(...)

EU doubles its funding to fight hunger in Yemen

26/07/2012 - The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian funding to Yemen by €20 million to (...)

Europe responds to the acute humanitarian needs in Syria

23/07/2012 - The European Commission is doubling its aid for emergency medical care, shelter, food and (...)

Commission scales up assistance and launches partnership for resilience in Sahel

18/06/2012 - The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian funding to the Sahel by €40 million, bringing its response to the food crisis to €337 million. (...)

Statement by Commissioner Georgieva on the situation in Syria

05/06/2012 - In reaction to the outcome of the third Syrian Humanitarian Forum in Geneva, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said: ‘The humanitarian situation in Syria has turned from bad to desperate and thousands of innocent civilians, including children, are paying a grievous price. (...)

The release of abducted humanitarians in Afghanistan: Commissioner Georgieva expresses joy and relief

04/06/2012 - Four humanitarian workers employed by Medair have been freed two weeks after their abduction in Afghanistan's northern province, Badakhshan. Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has welcomed the (...)

‘The Children of Sahel’ – Commissioner Georgieva opens photo exhibition in Sofia

01/06/2012 - Today is International Children's Day, when parents and communities around the world celebrate their most precious asset – kids. The desire for a happy and healthy childhood for one's children is universal, (...)

Yemen: the Commission gives millions more to fight growing hunger crisis

21/05/2012 - The European Commission is boosting its humanitarian aid to Yemen by €5 million in response to a rapidly developing food crisis. Malnutrition rates in parts of the country are among the highest in the world. (...)

Kristalina Georgieva speaking at  the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security © TheChicagoCouncil

Launching "The New Alliance" to lift 50 million Africans out of poverty over the next decade

18/05/2012 - Food security is a key theme of the G8 summit taking place in Camp David this weekend. Commissioner Georgieva is in Washington to (...)

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 reiterates Europe's commitment to a more sustainable and resilient Horn of Africa

03/04/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is in Nairobi, Kenya, where she joins other high-level development partners for a meeting on ‘Resilience and growth in the Horn of Africa – enhanced partnership for change’. The meeting aims to boost coordination among humanitarian and development partners (...)

Propelling hope: ECHO Flight will bring more relief to hard to reach Congolese

08/03/2012 - The European Commission will strengthen its unique humanitarian air service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with additional funding (up to €4million more) (...)

Kristalina Georgieva receives Raúl Gonzalez, amongst other football players acting as goodwill ambassadors against hunger, the FAO and the European Professional Fooball Leagues © EU

European football joins the Commission in fighting hunger

28/02/2012 - Few priorities are as important as the fight against hunger. In a world of seven billion people, it affects nearly one billion, stunting the development of children and countries alike. The European Commission is one of the largest donors of food assistance in the world (...)

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 (...)

Valerie Amos and Kristalina Georgieva © EU

Georgieva and Amos call for access to the victims of violence in Syria

21/02/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has just received the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, with whom she discussed the growing emergency inside Syria. ‘The situation is escalating and here is a very real danger that a refugee crisis will mushroom (...)

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 (...)

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. (...)

World Food Day - Europe acts to alleviate hunger and ensure nutrition around the world

16/10/2011 - Today is World Food Day. Today is also a day when close to a billion people around the world remain under-nourished, when the number of those hungry is the highest it has been since 1995, and when there are still countries - from North Korea to Somalia and from Haiti to Yemen (...)

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, (...)

Men in Kenya next to sheeps’ carcasses © EU

The European Commission tackles impact of drought on Horn of Africa herders

05/08/2011 - In response to the Horn of Africa drought, the European Commission is contributing to initiatives designed to protect herders’ livelihoods and provide a safety net to the vulnerable populations in 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. (...)

Children are the first victims of acute malnutrition in North Korea © EU

The European Commission will give emergency food aid to North Korea

04/07/2011 - The European Commission will provide emergency food aid to more than half a million people at risk of dying from serious malnutrition in North Korea, amid growing fears of a worsening hunger crisis. The terms for delivering the food assistance are unprecedented, (...)

Commissioner Georgieva greets Amadou and Mariam © EU

Music stars Amadou and Mariam raise voices against hunger

27/06/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has joined forces with world music stars Amadou and Mariam, whose latest hit "Labendela" challenges us all not to forget the plight of millions of hungry people around the world. The Malian musicians are Ambassadors Against Hunger for (...)

Commissioner Georgieva speaking at the awareness-raising event in New York © EU

Commissioner Georgieva calls for a global approach to reduce malnutrition

21/09/2010 - On 21 September, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response - Kristalina Georgieva - participated in an awareness raising event on child undernutrition in New York, presided over by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Irish Foreign Minister Micheál Martins. During the event, entitled "1000 days: change a life, change the future partnering to reduce child undernutrition", (...)

Children are often the most affected during crises © EU

Liberia: The Commission allocates an additional €10 million package in humanitarian aid

06/08/2010 - The European Commission allocates an extra €10 million in humanitarian aid for Liberia. This assistance will directly or indirectly benefit around 500,000 vulnerable people across Liberia, by improving access to healthcare, nutrition, water and sanitation as well as bridging a funding gap during the shift from humanitarian to development funding, (...)

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. (...)

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. (...)

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. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva signing the funding agreement with Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the WFP © WFP/Rein Skullerud

Commissioner Georgieva meets Italian authorities and delivers a speech at the World Food Programme Executive Board

07/06/2010 - In Rome today, Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response announced that the European Commission has allocated €46million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan. She signed the agreement with (...)

Commissioner Georgieva at the press conference in Brussels © EU

Commissioner Georgieva announces the allocation of €24 million for humanitarian aid purposes in Sahel

02/06/2010 - The Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, has announced today in a press conference the Commission's decision to allocate an additional €24 million to be used in assisting over seven million vulnerable people affected by the food crisis in Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and northern Nigeria. The new funds will permit the financing of more operations in the nutrition and health sectors. This includes blanket supplementary feeding programmes, screening and treatment of acute malnutrition of children, free access to health services for emergency cases and mobile health services for pastoralist population (...)