18/12/2013 - Taking advantage of a major gathering of humanitarian leaders on 18 December, President Barroso received Ms Valerie Amos, Under Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator UNOCHA, Mr António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and Mr Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, to sign three important contracts between the EU and the UN Agencies totalling €147 million.
17/12/2013 - One month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the European Commission is making available additional €20 million in emergency aid to further address the overwhelming needs of the worst-hit communities. Today's decision brings the Commission's assistance to the most affected to €40 million: €30 million in humanitarian aid and €10 million for early recovery and reconstruction.
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. The additional aid will bring the EU's emergency relief to CAR this year to €39 million.