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10/10/2012
Commissioner Georgieva is in Sendai, Japan, to present the EU's new strategy on building resilience and making vulnerable populations better able to cope with natural disasters.Government ministers from around the world are gathered in Sendai,...
04/10/2012
The EU will provide more funds to ensure the continuation of emergency assistance to the victims of the monsoon floods and landslides which hit the south-eastern part of the country in June-July 2012. The additional €4 million in funding will be...
03/10/2012
Today the European Commissioners for Development and Humanitarian Aid - Andris Piebalgs and Kristalina Georgieva -  proposed a new policy to help vulnerable communities across the world build resilience to disasters.The "The EU Approach to...
27/09/2012
The EU has announced that it is boosting funding for the victims of two largely unreported crises in Pakistan. The additional €15 million will continue to provide assistance to those affected by the on-going conflict in the north of the country as...
27/09/2012
On 26 September, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva co-hosted a meeting that took place during the 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York, with His Royal Highness Prince Zeid bin Raad, the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, to...
24/09/2012
A new awareness campaign on urban refugees is exposing the hidden crisis of millions of refugees who disappear into the urban sprawl and the problems they face every day. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), more than half of the...
Commissioner Georgieva EU Aid Volunteers
19/09/2012
Today the European Commission set out its plans to develop a global initiative that will create opportunities for some 10 000 people from 2014-2020 to volunteer worldwide in humanitarian operations.The EU Aid Volunteers initiative will provide a...
14/09/2012
The authorities in Jordan have officially requested urgent assistance through the European Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) to help the country cope with the influx of tens of thousands of Syrian Refugees.Shelter, blankets,...
07/09/2012
Commissioner Georgieva announced today that the European Commission is preparing to release an additional €50 million humanitarian funding to help Syrian civilians caught up in their country's crisis. This will bring the Commission's total...
04/09/2012
Yesterday afternoon the authorities in Lisbon requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to support efforts to tackle a series of forest fires that are raging in Portugal.Spain was quick to respond, sending two Canadair aircraft...

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