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Kristalina Georgieva meeting with the inhabitants of Tacloban who queue to receive aid brought by the B-Fast (Belgian First Aid and Support Team)

TYPHOON YOLANDA/HAIYAN – Commissioner Georgieva returns to Tacloban

04/06/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is back in Tacloban where, seven months ago, the world's most powerful typhoon ever recorded making landfall devastated a large region of the Philippines. (...)

The EU's support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina after the floods

The EU's support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina after the floods

23/05/2014 - The European Union has been showing solidarity with Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina which are struggling with overwhelming floods. (...)

South Sudan crisis - Commissioner Georgieva in Oslo for pledging conference

South Sudan crisis - Commissioner Georgieva in Oslo for pledging conference

20/05/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Oslo, where the Government of Norway is co-hosting a high-level conference on what is fast becoming one of the world's most protracted humanitarian crises. (...)

In Central Africa, Commissioner Georgieva highlights regional challenges and announces more help for refugees

In Central Africa, Commissioner Georgieva highlights regional challenges and announces more help for refugees

06/05/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Cameroon, where she will assess the humanitarian situation caused by the influx of refugees fleeing the violence in Central African Republic (CAR) (...)

Humanitarian, development partners discuss resilience

Humanitarian, development partners discuss resilience

28/04/2014 - The European Commission is hosting the first EU Resilience Forum in Brussels today. (...)

Commission presents its 2010-2014 record of achievements

Commission presents its 2010-2014 record of achievements

25/04/2014 - The European Commission has just published a presentation of its work during the current mandate. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva discusses resilience in Luxembourg

Commissioner Georgieva discusses resilience in Luxembourg

24/04/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Luxembourg today, where she will engage in the conference "Assises de la Coopération luxembourgeoise", organised by the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs of the Grand Duchy. (...)

Solomon Islands: EU provides expertise and financial aid

Solomon Islands: EU provides expertise and financial aid

22/04/2014 - The European Union is mobilising resources to assist those affected by the recent floods and earthquakes in the Solomon Islands. (...)

New website gives easy access to aid data

New website gives easy access to aid data

14/04/2014 - The Commission is launching a new web tool that gives easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. (...)

Ebola in West Africa: EU increases aid - © EC/ECHO

Ebola in West Africa: EU increases aid

11/04/2014 - The European Commission is stepping up its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assist those affected by the deadly virus which has claimed more than 110 lives in Guinea and Liberia in recent weeks.(...)

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. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Madrid to meet Government ministers, Parliamentarians and Humanitarians

Commissioner Georgieva in Madrid to meet Government ministers, Parliamentarians and Humanitarians

07/04/2014 - Commissioner Georgieva is in Madrid today where she is briefing the Spanish government, members of Parliament and humanitarians on a range of humanitarian issues (...)

Chile disaster: European Commission follows developments

Chile disaster: European Commission follows developments

02/04/2014 - The European Commission is closely monitoring the situation in Chile, where a strong earthquake and several aftershocks struck yesterday. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva addresses the "Conference Nationale Humanitaire"

Commissioner Georgieva addresses the "Conference Nationale Humanitaire"

31/03/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Paris where she will open France's annual national conference on humanitarian aid organised by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius(...)

Ebola in West Africa: EU helps stop spread of disease

Ebola in West Africa: EU helps stop spread of disease

28/03/2014 - Following the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the European Commission is giving €500 000 to help contain the spread of the deadly virus in Guinea and neighbouring countries.(...)

Commissioner Georgieva addresses Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference

Commissioner Georgieva addresses Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference

25/03/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Dubai to take part in the Middle East's largest conference and exhibition on humanitarian aid and development issues (...)

EU ministers rubber-stamp EU Aid Volunteers launch

EU ministers rubber-stamp EU Aid Volunteers launch

18/03/2014 - The EU Council of Ministers gave a green light to the legislation that will create "EU Aid Volunteers" - an initiative that will give citizens the opportunity to make a personal impact in humanitarian work.(...)

Central African Republic: EU airlifts emergency aid

Central African Republic: EU airlifts emergency aid

17/03/2014 - The European Commission is transporting for the third time urgently needed humanitarian assistance into the conflict-stricken Central African Republic (CAR). The humanitarian situation in the country remains dramatic(...)

Commissioner Georgieva with Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan

Commissioner Georgieva with Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan

14/03/2014 - Today Commissioner Georgieva is in the Iraqi Kurdish village of Darato where, on the eve of the third anniversary of the Syrian conflict, she is meeting refugees(...)

Commissioner Georgieva visits Syrian refugees on eve of third anniversary of the crisis

Commissioner Georgieva visits Syrian refugees on eve of third anniversary of the crisis

13/03/2014 - Commissioner Georgieva is in Iraqi Kurdistan today to underline the EU's commitment to helping the innocent victims of the Syria conflict on its third anniversary. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Iraq

Commissioner Georgieva in Iraq

12/03/2014 - Commissioner Georgieva is in Baghdad today where she is meeting with the Iraqi government. (...)

EU provides €4 million to help refugees from violence in Central African Republic

EU provides €4 million to help refugees from violence in Central African Republic

11/03/2014 - The European Commission will provide life-saving assistance to a hundred thousand victims of the violence in Central African Republic (CAR) who have been forced to flee to Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon. (...)

UN Security Council adopts resolution on the humanitarian situation in Syria

UN Security Council adopts resolution on the humanitarian situation in Syria

22/02/2014 - "I have just learnt of the adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution on the humanitarian situation in Syria, which I wholeheartedly welcome," Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said in a statement today. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva receives Mali Prime Minister

Commissioner Georgieva receives Mali Prime Minister

05/02/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has met with Mr Tatam Ly, the Prime Minister of Mali, at the European Commission today. (...)

Protect Health Care Posters - It's a matter of Life and Death

Sahel crisis: EU gives €142 million in humanitarian aid

03/02/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is giving a talk today at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the vital task of protecting health workers delivering relief to those caught on the front line of humanitarian disasters. (...)

Slovenia receives EU assistance to cope with electricity disruption due to severe cold

Slovenia receives EU assistance to cope with electricity disruption due to severe cold

03/02/2014 - Assistance in the form of electricity generators is reaching Slovenia after the country activated the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism on Sunday to request support following a severe cold snap. (...)

Protect Health Care Posters - It's a matter of Life and Death

Protecting health workers on the front line – Commissioner Georgieva gives keynote speech to Belgian Red Cross/ICRC

29/01/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is giving a talk today at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the vital task of protecting health workers delivering relief to those caught on the front line of humanitarian disasters. (...)

EU airlifts more humanitarian supplies into Central African Republic © EU/ECHO/Pascal Mounier

EU airlifts more humanitarian supplies into Central African Republic

23/01/2014 - Amid the continuing crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), the European Union is again transporting urgently needed humanitarian assistance into the country. (...)

Kristalina Georgieva, center , Valerie Amos , to the right, and Pascal Canfin, to the left

EU and UN mobilise half a billion dollars to save lives in Central African Republic

20/01/2014 - Nearly half a billion dollars was pledged at a high-level meeting on the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic today (...)

The European Commission hosts meeting on CAR crisis © EU/ECHO/Ian Van Engelgem

The European Commission hosts meeting on CAR crisis

20/01/2014 - The European Commission and OCHA, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, are co-chairing a high-level meeting on the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). (...)

EU pledges extra aid for rising humanitarian needs in Syria © EC/ECHO/J. Penjweny

EU pledges extra aid for rising humanitarian needs in Syria

14/01/2014 - The European Commission will pledge an extra €165 million for the 2014 response to the Syrian crisis, boosting humanitarian assistance, education and support for host communities. (...)

Haiti: Commission keeps standing by quake victims

Haiti: Commission keeps standing by quake victims

10/01/2014 - On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed 222 750 people, injured many thousands and made 1.7 million homeless. (...)

Central African Republic: "Only concerted international action can prevent an appalling tragedy from spiralling further out of control"

Central African Republic: "Only concerted international action can prevent an appalling tragedy from spiralling further out of control"

30/12/2013 - Reacting to the escalating humanitarian catastrophe in the Central African Republic (CAR), Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, has issued a statement(...)

Central African Republic: EU airlifts emergency shelter to over 100 000 victims of the fighting

Central African Republic: EU airlifts emergency shelter to over 100 000 victims of the fighting

28/12/2013 - The European Commission is sending urgently needed supplies to the Central African Republic (CAR) to help with meeting the needs for shelter of the increasing number(...)

We must do everything to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan

We must do everything to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan

23/12/2013 - "South Sudan is at the brink of a humanitarian tragedy which we need to avoid at all cost. Most humanitarian workers have left the country since fighting erupted nine days ago." (...)

Syria crisis: EU and U.N. partners to reach millions of Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian assistance

Syria crisis: EU and U.N. partners to reach millions of Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian assistance

18/12/2013 - The European Commission has today signed three major contracts with United Nations agencies totalling €147 million to deliver vitally needed aid to people directly affected by the Syrian crisis. (...)

Typhoon Haiyan: European Commission increases aid to €40 million

Typhoon Haiyan: European Commission increases aid to €40 million

17/12/2013 - The European Commission is making available an additional €20 million in emergency aid for the worst-hit communities in the Philippines still suffering from the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan. (...)

Central African Republic: EU scales up humanitarian aid

Central African Republic: EU scales up humanitarian aid

16/12/2013 - The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €18.5 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) to provide immediate life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable suffering in a crisis which has affected the country's entire population of 4.6 million. (...)

Central African Republic: European Union flies in emergency aid relief

Central African Republic: European Union flies in emergency aid relief

12/12/2013 - The European Commission is sending urgently needed medical assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR). (...)

Commissioner Georgieva's reaction to killing and injury of aid workers in Afghanistan

Commissioner Georgieva's reaction to killing and injury of aid workers in Afghanistan

27/11/2013 - It is with shock and great sadness that I learnt of the deadly attack on a team of Afghan aid workers of our partner, NGO ACTED, in Afghanistan. Six members of the team were tragically killed(...)

AGIR – building resilience in the Sahel

AGIR – building resilience in the Sahel

27/11/2013 - Commissioner Georgieva is in Abidjan where she is taking part in meetings which advance the EU's resilience plan for the Sahel in cooperation with the countries of the Sahel region.(...)

EU provides €3 million in aid to victims of conflicts in Myanmar/Burma

EU provides €3 million in aid to victims of conflicts in Myanmar/Burma

25/11/2013 - The European Commission has allocated an additional €3 million in humanitarian aid to help those affected by conflict and communal violence in Myanmar/Burma.(...)

More aid for Philippines as Commissioner Georgieva visits disaster area - Photo credit: Pio Arce/Genesis Photos - World Vision

More aid for Philippines as Commissioner Georgieva visits disaster area

16/11/2013 - The European Commission is increasing its emergency aid to the Philippines following the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva en route to the Philippines - Photo credit: WFP/ Praveen Agrawal

Commissioner Georgieva en route to the Philippines

15/11/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, is on her way to disaster-hit areas in the Philippines. (...)

European solidarity pours in disaster-stricken Philippines - Photo credit: WFP/ Praveen Agrawal

European solidarity pours in disaster-stricken Philippines

14/11/2013 - Immediate aid, including medics and search and rescue teams, has been flown from Europe to the Philippines which is struggling with the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan. (...)

Cyclone Haiyan: EU experts on the ground to assess needs

Cyclone Haiyan: EU experts on the ground to assess needs

12/11/2013 - The European Commission has deployed experts in humanitarian aid and civil protection to the Philippines to assess damage and needs. (...)

The EU responds to Haiyan disaster with coordinated relief efforts

The EU responds to Haiyan disaster with coordinated relief efforts

11/11/2013 - The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) has been activated to ensure coordinated European relief efforts following the Philippine authorities' request for international assistance (...)

Victims of earthquake in the Philippines to receive humanitarian assistance from the EU

Victims of earthquake in the Philippines to receive humanitarian assistance from the EU

31/10/2013 - The European Commission is allocating €2.5 million in humanitarian assistance to the worst-affected victims of the earthquake that shook the Philippines on 15 October. (...)

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 (...)

NOHA: 20 years of educating humanitarian leaders

NOHA: 20 years of educating humanitarian leaders

15/10/2013 - Humanitarian aid saves lives, but with ever-growing and newly complex challenges, it needs to evolve. (...)

Urgent humanitarian action needed in the Central African Republic

Urgent humanitarian action needed in the Central African Republic

26/09/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, Valerie Amos and Laurent Fabius called for urgent action to meet humanitarian needs in the Central African Republic (CAR) at a High-Level Meeting in New York today. (...)

Syria: EU reaches 7 million people in need

Syria: EU reaches 7 million people in need

25/09/2013 - Europe leads the international response to the Syrian crisis: in the face of the unprecedented humanitarian needs in and around Syria (...)

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 underlines Somalia's persisting humanitarian challenges

Commissioner Georgieva underlines Somalia's persisting humanitarian challenges

16/09/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is participating in the conference "A new deal for Somalia" in Brussels today. (...)

Sudan: EU mobilises humanitarian experts to assess impact of floods

Sudan: EU mobilises humanitarian experts to assess impact of floods

20/08/2013 - The European Commission is mobilising humanitarian aid experts to assess the needs of people affected by the recent severe flooding in Sudan. (...)

Democratic Republic of Congo: EU sounds alert on impact of crisis on civilians

Democratic Republic of Congo: EU sounds alert on impact of crisis on civilians

19/07/2013 - The European Commission is mobilizing an additional €10 million to deliver urgently needed relief to 2.5 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (...)

EU funds to help vulnerable people in Sudan's conflict areas

EU funds to help vulnerable people in Sudan's conflict areas

17/07/2013 - The European Commission is raising its support for humanitarian programmes in the conflict-affected areas of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. (...)

Disasters push more people to flee and raise mobility risks

Disasters push more people to flee and raise mobility risks

16/07/2013 - The growing impact of disasters on human mobility has been highlighted by the International Organisation for Migration in their new Compendium on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. (...)

Central African Republic: EU scales up humanitarian aid - © UNICEF/Pierre Holtz

Central African Republic: EU scales up humanitarian aid

11/07/2013 - The European Commission will increase its humanitarian aid by €8 million to the Central African Republic (CAR). (...)

Almedalen Week: Commissioner Georgieva discusses the Syrian humanitarian crisis at Sweden's most important political forum

Almedalen Week: Commissioner Georgieva discusses the Syrian humanitarian crisis at Sweden's most important political forum

03/07/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Visby, Sweden, where she is attending the annual Almedalen Week. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva makes joint visit to Syrian refugees in Jordan with Italian Foreign Minister Bonino

Commissioner Georgieva makes joint visit to Syrian refugees in Jordan with Italian Foreign Minister Bonino

24/06/2013 - Commissioner Georgieva is in Jordan with the Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino where they are visiting Zaatari Camp (...)

The EU adopts a comprehensive approach to the Syrian crisis

The EU adopts a comprehensive approach to the Syrian crisis

24/06/2013 - The European Commission and the EU External Action Service will give a comprehensive response to the conflict in Syria (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in London to open "On Solid Ground" photo exhibition

Commissioner Georgieva in London to open "On Solid Ground" photo exhibition

20/06/2013 - If you had to flee suddenly, what items would you take with you? What makes a home? These questions are explored in On Solid Ground, a photographic exhibition (...)

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 (...)

Commissioner Georgieva, commends €400 million in new EU funding for Syrian humanitarian crisis

Commissioner Georgieva, commends €400 million in new EU funding for Syrian humanitarian crisis

07/06/2013 - President Barroso's announcement of 400 million euros additional funding for the Syrian humanitarian crisis is not only welcome but timely and urgently needed. (...)

International Donors' Conference boosts support for Mali's recovery

International Donors' Conference boosts support for Mali's recovery

15/05/2013 - The European Union, France and Mali are organising an international donors' conference for Mali in Brussels today. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Paris to meet President Hollande © EU

Commissioner Georgieva in Paris to meet President Hollande

01/03/2013 - Commissioner Georgieva will meet Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic, in Paris today when she attends the launch of his government's new development strategy(...)

Speaking up on silent disasters © EU

Speaking up on silent disasters

18/02/2013 - Many of the disasters and emergencies where people die and suffer go underreported and end up forgotten(...)

Kristalina Georgieva

Syrian crisis: EU pledges €100 million for humanitarian aid

29/01/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva received France's Minister of Interior Manuel Valls at the European Commission. Discussing civil protection(...)

Kristalina Georgieva

Commissioner Georgieva and French Interior Minister Valls discuss European cooperation in civil protection

29/01/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva received France's Minister of Interior Manuel Valls at the European Commission. Discussing civil protection(...)

Photo from last visit to Malian refugee camp in Burkina Faso - © EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie

Commissioner Georgieva travels to Burkina Faso together with French Deputy Minister for Development

24/01/2013 - After visiting Bamako to get first-hand information about the humanitarian situation in Mali, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is travelling to Burkina Faso(...)

Kristalina Georgieva

Commissioner Georgieva returns to Mali to assess humanitarian needs, announces boost in EU aid

22/01/2013 - The European Commission is again boosting its humanitarian aid for the Mali crisis with an additional €20 million – a needed increase that will help respond to the worsening situation in the country(...)

Kristalina Georgieva

Commissioner Georgieva strongly appeals to all sides in Syrian conflict to respect International Humanitarian Laws

16/01/2013 - "I fear the worst is still to come," Commissioner Georgieva says on the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Syria(...)

Thanks to Europeans humanitarian aid, partners like The Johanniter provided orthopedic care for people who needed it in Leogane, the epicentre of the 2010 earthquake.Photo credits: The Johanniter/Paul Hahn Juli

Commissioner Georgieva visits Haiti, announces more humanitarian aid

11/01/2013 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is beginning a three-day visit to Haiti on the eve of the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit the country(...)

A child's drawing in the Bashabsheh transit centre's child friendly space, Jordan, June 2012. Photo: ECHO/D. Baslan 2012

Where the European Commission's humanitarian aid will go in 2013

10/01/2013 - The European Commission has adopted its plan for the allocation of over €661 million in humanitarian funding for 2013. This so-called World-Wide Decision on Humanitarian Aid is(...)

Commissioner Georgieva and UGS Amos at their last meeting during the UN General Assembly in New York © EU

Resilience in Rome

13/12/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Rome to appear at the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the most important inter-agency body in the humanitarian field. She will address the Committee on how (...)

A Sudanese refugee prepares food for her family © EU

EU scales up humanitarian aid for Sudan and South Sudan by €30 million

12/12/2012 - Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, the European Commission is boosting its humanitarian assistance by €30 million (...)

Filipino survivors of Typhoon Bopha took to rafts to escape the floods © EU

European Commission provides €3 million in rapid aid to victims of Typhoon Bopha

11/12/2012 - Following the five-day passage of Typhoon Bopha across the Philippines last week, the European Commission today released €3 million to (...)

Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso © EU

The European Commission increases its relief aid in Mali

08/12/2012 - The European Commission will be increasing its humanitarian response to the crisis in Mali by €20 million, bringing total contribution up to €101 million for 2012. Kristalina Georgieva, currently visiting the region (...)

Making resilience a big issue in the Sahel

06/12/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is attending the Sahel and West Africa Week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where she will join regional policymakers and international stakeholders for the launch of AGIR (...)

Defending the Humanitarian Principles: Commissioner Georgieva speaks out

04/12/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is attending a conference in Brussels today on "Principles in Practice: Safeguarding Humanitarian Action" (...)

Boost in European support for the people most affected by recent violence in Eastern Congo

30/11/2012 - Responding to the urgent needs of the Congolese population, the European Commission is working with the EU budgetary authorities to increase its humanitarian aid for  (...)

New aid to feed flood-stricken Bangladeshis and provide livelihood support

19/11/2012 - The European Commission is boosting its aid to the victims of major floods in Bangladesh. The Commission will give an additional €1 million for food and (...)

More aid to reach violence victims in Myanmar

16/11/2012 - The European Commission is increasing its funding for victims of the recent inter-communal violence in Rakhine state in Burma/Myanmar by €1 million (...)

EU Council gives green light to new Food Assistance Convention

13/11/2012 - The Council of the European Union has just adopted the new Food Assistance Convention (...)

Discussing Niger's future with President Issoufou Mahamadou

13/11/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva continues her visit to Paris this morning when she meets Niger's President Issoufou Madamadou at a development conference on Niger's future (...)

European emergency aid to help Cuba and Haiti recover from Hurricane Sandy

08/11/2012 - In response to serious damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the European Commission is giving €6 million to those worst-hit in the Caribbean for immediate relief (...)

Commissioners Georgieva and Piebalgs meet Dr Mukwege from the Panzi hospital in DRC

06/11/2012 - Kristalina Georgieva and her colleague, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, today met Dr Denis Mukwege (...)

People look at destruction in  South Street Seaport  October 30, 2012 as New Yorkers  clean up the morning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall.  The storm left large parts of New York City without power and transportation © AFP

Statement by Commissioner Georgieva on the passage of Hurricane Sandy through the US east coast

30/10/2012 - I am following with concern the devastating passage of Hurricane Sandy through the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Virginia in the United States (...)

The European Commission monitors closely the passage of Hurricane Sandy

28/10/2012 - Today Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva issued a joint statement with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (...)

The European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2012

12/10/2012 - Today, the European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2012. For over six decades it has contributed to the (...)

€30 million boosts resilience through emergency aid in the Horn of Africa

11/10/2012 - The European Commission is increasing by €30 million its aid to (...)

EU puts resilience at the heart of its work on fighting hunger and poverty

03/10/2012 - Today the European Commissioners for Development and Humanitarian Aid – Andris Piebalgs and (...)

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 (...)

Humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis: EU Commissioner convenes donors, Syria's neighbours and aid agencies

26/09/2012 - As a major donor during the Syrian crisis and a leading advocate on behalf of affected civilians and aid organisations, (...)

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 in Moldova to discuss closer cooperation on disaster management

16/09/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is paying her first visit to Chisinau today and tomorrow, aiming to further(...)

Additional EU support to reach Syrian refugees in Jordan

14/09/2012 - The authorities in Jordan have officially requested urgent assistance through the European Commission's Monitoring and (...)

Commissioner Georgieva meets with UNICEF Executive Board

11/09/2012 - Commissioner Georgieva is in New York today, where she is addressing the Executive Board of UNICEF. She is the first EU(...)

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 (...)

EU Humanitarian Chief appeals for access to Rohingya and other affected communities

09/08/2012 - Around 40 000 unregistered Rohingya refugees – a Muslim population from the (...)

Helping the victims of the Indian monsoon floods

06/08/2012 - The European Commission is providing €2 million to assist the around 80 000 people who have been most affected by (...)

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 (...)

Commissioners Georgieva and Piebalgs reflect upon the year since famine was declared in Somalia

20/07/2012 - One year ago, the United Nations declared famine in southern Somalia. At that time, the (...)

Statement by Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on Syria

17/07/2012 - The 4th Syria Humanitarian Forum, held in Geneva on 16 July 2012, reported a significant increase in (...)

The Commission invests in preparing vulnerable communities for disaster risks

13/07/2012 - Millions of people from the most vulnerable and poorest communities in Central America, Central Asia and the Caucasus, South-East Asia and (...)

Commissioner Georgieva meets Spanish officials to discuss civil protection and humanitarian aid

12/07/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Madrid to discuss civil protection and humanitarian aid issues with her counterparts in the (...)

Statement by Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on Sudan and South Sudan

05/07/2012 - In view of the worsening humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, Commissioner Georgieva made the following statement: (...)

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. (...)

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 (...)

Record number of Europeans support EU humanitarian aid

08/06/2012 - Public support for humanitarian aid has gone up in the European Union in spite of the economic crisis. This is one of the key findings of the latest Eurobarometer survey on (...)

European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps: have your say!

21/04/2012 - The European Commission is looking for your ideas and inspiration to name one of its most exciting new projects - the European Voluntary Humantiarian Aid Corps. Help us give this inspiring project a name worthy of its potential! (...)

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. (...)

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 (...)

More EU support for the victims of Syria's humanitarian crisis

23/03/2012 - The European Commission is allocating an additional €7 million to finance life-saving assistance to those who have been wounded or forced to flee the ongoing violence in Syria. This brings the overall contribution (...)

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 (...)

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. (...)

A member of the Civil Protection team discussing with victims of the earthquake in Turkey © EU

EU-Turkey: Discussing closer collaboration in major emergencies

09/02/2012 - The European Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is visiting Turkey in recognition of the country's growing role as an international humanitarian aid donor. She will discuss with the Turkish authorities the needs and opportunities for closer cooperation in responding to disasters and emergency management (...)

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 (...)

Commissioner Georgieva during her last visit to the region in 2010 @ EU

European Commission doubles its humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, as Commissioner Georgieva calls for 'smart aid'

18/01/2012 - The European Commission is doubling its humanitarian aid to the African Sahel region to EUR 95 million in response to the food crisis. The announcement was made by Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union's crisis response commissioner, during her ongoing visit to Niger and Chad. (...)

ECommissioner Georgieva visiting children in a hospital @ EU

"The alarm bells are ringing, we need to act now" - Commissioner Georgieva travels to the Sahel

17/01/2012 - The European Union's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva arrives in Niger today amid a looming crisis in Africa's Sahel region. The Commissioner is responding to calls for assistance from the affected countries. (...)

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Commissioner Georgieva in Estonia to discuss humanitarian aid and civil protection

16/01/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Tallinn today, where she will present and discuss her portfolio priorities with relevant Estonian stakeholders. (...)

ECHO and its partner Solidarité monitoring the water situation 2010 © EU/ECHO/Susana Perez Diaz

Two years on, Europe continues to deliver on its promises to Haiti

09/01/2012 - On 12 January the world will mark the second anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti. The disaster claimed the lives of more than 220 000 people and affected 3 million others. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Haiti, visiting the hospital with Handicap International - 02/03/2010 © EU

European Commission allocates further funds to Haiti

04/01/2012 - As the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 approaches, the European Commission has allocated a further €3 million to the 2011 humanitarian aid budget for the country, bringing its total humanitarian funding in 2011 to €38.5 million. (...)

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. (...)

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. (...)

Europe moves to help victims of Central America floods

28/10/2011 - The European Commission intends to give €4 million of humanitarian aid to assist people affected by floods in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. The region is grappling with heavy rains and the resulting mudslides and floods. (...)

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. (...)

Commission responds to desperate needs triggered by floods in India

14/10/2011 - The European Commission will provide emergency funding of €3 million for the victims of the monsoon floods in India. The disaster has displaced between 200 000 and 300 000 people, who are in urgent need of humanitarian relief. (...)

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 discusses ways to step up support for the most vulnerable in Burma/Myanmar

10/09/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has just completed a humanitarian mission to Burma/Myanmar. In Naypyidaw and Yangon she discussed the challenges of managing disasters and humanitarian problems with government representatives and humanitarian partners of the European Commission. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva travels to Southeast Asia to discuss cooperation on tackling disasters and humanitarian challenges

09/09/2011 - As one of the world's most disaster-prone regions, where impressive growth is combined with persisting humanitarian challenges, Southeast Asia is often on the European Commission's agenda for humanitarian assistance and disaster management. (...)

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, (...)

EU humanitarian aid feeds the starving in war-torn Mogadishu

04/08/2011 - The European Commission is among the main sponsors of food centres in Mogadishu, where assistance is the only lifeline for thousands of Somalis. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva will discuss the European Voluntary Corps in a web-chat with all those interested © EU

Chat with Kristalina Georgieva on Facebook - find out everything about the European Voluntary Corps in humanitarian aid with your Commissioner!

20/06/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva wants to hear from you - you are welcome to join her for her first Facebook chat –the first ever by a European Commissioner! You can ask her all you need to know about the future European voluntary corps in humanitarian aid, (...)

Commissioner Georgieva at the “Don’t Forget the Silent” seminar © Kimmo Holopainen

"Don't forget the silent" urge Commissioner Georgieva and Finnish humanitarians

10/06/2011 - Present and future humanitarian challenges were a major topic of discussion in Helsinki, where Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva met with leading humanitarian organisations, NGOs and Finnish government officials. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva during her visit to Darfur in 2010 © EU

Commissioner Georgieva expresses relief and joy at the release of Bulgarian humanitarian workers, kidnapped in Darfur

06/06/2011 - "I am relieved to learn from the Government of Bulgaria that the three Bulgarians who had been abducted in Darfur, while working for the World Food Programme, are now out of harm's way, and will soon be reunited with their families and friends," Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said today, as the three men were released after 175 days in captivity. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva at Jahalin School in Area C of the West Bank. © EU

Commissioner Georgieva: evictions and house demolitions in East Jerusalem must stop

15/05/2011 - EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Kristalina Georgieva continues her visit to the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel. Today she and UN Under Secretary General Valerie Amos met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. (...)

UN humanitarian chief Amos (left) and Commissioner Georgieva (right)

Commissioner Georgieva on a humanitarian mission to the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, together with UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos

13/05/2011 - The European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response is setting out on a four-day mission to the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva will be accompanied by Valerie Amos, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General (...)

ECHO Situation Map as of 25 April 2011 © EU

Commissioner Georgieva raises concern about the risk to the humanitarian lifeline to Libya

27/04/2011 - The shelling of Misrata seaport since Tuesday has moved the volatile humanitarian situation from bad to worse. "I am very worried that the thin humanitarian lifeline that our partner organisations had managed to establish through the Misrata seaport will break due to the ongoing fierce fighting," (...)

Ivorian refugees in Liberia at a distribution centre for emergency non-food items © EU/Koen Henckaerts

Commissioner Georgieva greatly concerned about escalating humanitarian crisis in the Côte d’Ivoire

29/03/2011 - The ongoing armed conflict in the Côte d’Ivoire is escalating by the day and already a massive humanitarian crisis. The European Commission was one of the first aid donors to provide help to those afflicted, many of whom are fleeing violence, (...)

Kristalina Georgieva, (second from right) answers questions from Japanese reporters © EU

Commissioner Georgieva – in Tokyo – praises Japan for its impressive effort to save lives and contain disaster damage

25/03/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has become the first high-level international politician to visit Japan in the aftermath of its devastating multiple disaster. Upon arrival in Tokyo, the Commissioner met with the Japanese Minister for Disaster Management Ryu Matsumoto, (...)

Departure of the Monitoring and Information Center team for Japan © EU

Commissioner Georgieva to visit disaster-stricken Japan

23/03/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva will travel to Japan tomorrow, 24 March. In Tokyo, she will discuss the ongoing relief operations with the Japanese authorities and aid providers, and will oversee the logistics of European assistance being delivered to those in need. (...)

A policeman walks through rubble in the devastated town of Rikuzentakata © AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KAMM

European civil protection team leaves for Japan to coordinate European assistance following earthquake and tsunami wave

18/03/2011 - 15 European experts, from 8 member states, left for Tokyo this afternoon. They will coordinate on the ground the European humanitarian assistance to the Japanese people struggling with the consequences of a devastating earthquake and tsunami wave. (...)

Egyptians running to get on the right bus to leave a refugee camp © Jim Hollander/Belga

From the border between Libya and Tunisia, Commissioner Georgieva announces tripling of EU aid in humanitarian crisis

03/03/2011 - The European Commission has just raised again the level of its response to the growing humanitarian crisis caused by continuing violence in Libya. From the Libyan-Tunisian border, where the humanitarian situation is compounded by the massive flow of people fleeing Libya, (...)

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva reading her notes before the landing

The Commission boosts assistance for Libya's humanitarian crisis, Commissioner Georgieva travels to Tunisia to oversee humanitarian operations

02/03/2011 - The European Commission will step up its humanitarian aid to those fleeing violence in Libya - another urgent decision has just been announced by President Jose Manuel Barroso. This brings the Commission's crisis suport to 10 million EUR, which will cater for the most urgent needs of people crossing the Libyan borders. (...)

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ECHO ranked as one of the top humanitarian partners in UK aid performance review

02/03/2011 - The European Commission’s Humanitarian aid department (ECHO) is one of the top donors for offering very good value for money, says the Multilateral Aid Review of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. (...)

Prince of Wales meets Commissioner Georgieva in Brussels

Commissioner Georgieva and her colleagues discuss sustainable development with the Prince of Wales

09/02/2011 - HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, was in Brussels to discuss with a group of EU Commissioners how economic progress and tackling climate change can be addressed simultaneously. During the meeting, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva gave an overview of the rise in both intensity and frequency of disasters (...)

Commissioner Georgieva and Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov team up to fight hunger and promote humanitarian work

Commissioner Georgieva and Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov team up to fight hunger and promote humanitarian work

07/02/2011 - Commitment, team spirit and perseverance are required for both football and providing relief to the victims of crises. Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva was therefore very happy to meet one of Europe’s top football players of the past two decades - Hristo Stoichkov. (...)

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva at the Bulgarian Parliament

Commissioner Georgieva discusses European agenda and global challenges with Bulgarian parliamentarians and aspiring politicians

04/02/2011 - Coordination between European and national institutions and the priorities of the Commission for 2011 – these were the topics of today’s discussion between Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and members of the Bulgarian National Assembly. Mrs Georgieva visited the parliament in her native Sofia, where she presented the working programme of the Commission (...)

Visit by Commissioner Georgieva to Yemen – 15/01/2011 © EU

Commissioner Georgieva increases European humanitarian aid to Yemen

15/01/2011 - At the end of her visit to Yemen, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva announced the mobilisation of €15 million to address the country’s growing humanitarian needs. The Commissioner also inaugurated the new European humanitarian office in the capital Sana'a. Yemen hosts over 239 000 refugees from the Horn of Africa, while around 225 000 Yemeni are internally displaced due to conflicts. (...)

Yemeni children in front of a EU humanitarian tent - 12/01/2011 © EU/ECHO/Heinke Veit

Commissioner Georgieva draws attention to forgotten humanitarian crisis in Yemen

12/01/2011 - Commissioner Georgieva sets out for Yemen today, together with António Guterres - the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They will gather first-hand information on the humanitarian challenges in the country, which is struggling to sustain a massive number of internally displaced persons and refugees from the Horn of Africa. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Haiti, visiting the hospital with Handicap International - 02/03/2010 © EU

Commissioner Georgieva renews EU's commitment with Haiti one year after the earthquake

11/01/2011 - "One year after the terrible earthquake that struck Haiti and hurt more than one million people, we want to reaffirm that helping the country to recover remains a EU priority. We have been a steadfast partner in Haiti and we will continue to be fully committed in the long run to advancing the country's reconstruction and to helping its people build a better tomorrow". (...)

Worker opening bags to prepare rations for distribution © EU/ECHO

Commission allocates urgent assistance to victims of violence in the Côte d’Ivoire

22/12/2010 - The European Commission has today committed €5 million to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of those affected by political turmoil in the Côte d’Ivoire. The funding will help provide health services, food and drinking water, shelter and sanitation. (...)

Field hospital in Haiti, 2010 © European Union - ECHO/Peter Zangl

Commissioner Georgieva makes a plea for cholera victims in Haiti

13/12/2010 - During a short statement in the European Commission’s press room, Commissioner Georgieva made a plea on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti. She said, "The anti-cholera efforts undertaken before the post-electoral riots have reduced the daily rate of cholera deaths from 50 on 23 November to 22 on 4 December. (...)

Map of Sudan © EU

Joint statement of Commissioners Piebalgs and Georgieva on the liberation of Latvian humanitarian workers in Darfur

09/12/2010 - The European Commissioners for Development – Andris Piebalgs – and International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response – Kristalina Georgieva – said today: "We welcome the liberation of Captain Artjoms Nalbandjans, co-pilot Janis Gindra and mechanic Kaspars Reihlers, who had been taken hostage in Darfur, (...)

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, (...)

Map of Kyrgyzstan © EU

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to meet with Kyrgyz authorities and beneficiaries of EU humanitarian assistance

01/07/2010 - On July 1st Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva, will travel to Kyrgyzstan. During the two day visit the Commissioner will discuss the humanitarian situation with the Kyrgyz authorities and will take the opportunity to travel to the Osh region, which was the area most severely affected by recent ethnic clashes (...)

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 (...)

John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, with Commissioner Georgieva © EU

Commissioner Georgieva meets John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief

30/03/2010 - The Emergency aid chiefs of the United Nations and the European Union met in New York ahead of the international Donors Conference on Haiti on 30 March. They had an in-depth exchange of views on the situation in Haiti, concluding that while the focus of efforts was progressively shifting towards reconstruction, the humanitarian needs are still there (...)

Commissioner Georgieva talking to victims of Haiti's earthquake © EU

Commissioner's blog: Haiti

03/03/2010 - Kristalina Georgieva has been in Haiti visiting EU-funded projects and meeting ministers, officials, aid workers and Haitians affected by the earthquake. Visit her blog to get her impressions from her first mission as European Commissioner reponsible for crisis response.

ECHO and its partner Solidarité monitoring the situation 2010 © EU/Susana Perez Diaz

Commissioner Georgieva leaving for Haiti on 28 February

26/02/2010 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva's first overseas mission in her new role as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response will take her to Haiti. She leaves Brussels on 28 February, returning on 4 March. She will visit humanitarian projects (...)