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03/09/2012
The European Commission has allocated €3 million to provide relief to the victims of Tropical Storm Isaac in Haiti.The European Commission's funding will support emergency relief to victims of tropical storm Isaac. This includes the provision of...
30/08/2012
Commissioner Georgieva has issued a statement welcoming the debate called by the French Presidency of the UN Security Council which will take place on Thursday, 30 August. The humanitarian situation in Syria will be high on the agenda of the...
29/08/2012
Award-winning photographer and film-maker Sean Smith travelled to Niger for ECHO to chronicle the effects of the peak of the Lean Season in the Sahel. Smith, a veteran staff photojournalist for The Guardian newspaper, has covered conflicts and...
25/08/2012
Tropical Storm ISAAC is still passing over Haiti with heavy rains, rising sea levels and winds of up to 375 km an hour at the centre. In Brussels and on the ground, EU teams are closely tracking the path of the storm, anticipating the potential...
19/08/2012
August 19th is World Humanitarian Day, a global day to celebrate humanity and the spirit of people helping people. At the same time, this day commemorates the largest single attack on aid workers, when the then Special Representative of the ...
16/08/2012
Due to the extensive period of drought and high temperatures this summer season, several South European countries have been struggling with forest fires. Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria have been...
09/08/2012
In recent weeks there have been thousands of Congolese marching for peace in the country's capital, Kinshasa; East African leaders meeting in Uganda to discuss the escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as well as numerous...
Food assistance Kristalina Georgieva
02/08/2012
On the occasion of the signature of the new Food Assistance Convention, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva reaffirmed the EU's unwavering commitment to fight hunger. The new...
01/08/2012
 In response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria, Commissioner Georgieva reiterates her concern for the suffering of civilians caused by the shelling of Damascus, Aleppo and other large residential areas. She also calls once again on all...
19/07/2012
Last year, severe drought in the countries of the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia – caused one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises of this century. The entire region faced its worst drought in 60 years. More than 13...

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