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13/10/2012
The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), October 13, aims at raising awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters. The theme of the 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is "Women and Girls...
12/10/2012
Today, the European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2012, for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.In the pursuit of peace, the EU has always helped the victims of...
11/10/2012
The European Commission has decided to increase its humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa by €30 million, particularly for Ethiopia and Somalia to help a million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The new funding comes from the...
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
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...
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...
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...

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