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EU steps up support for Africa's Central Sahel countries

Tue, 20/10/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Oct 2020 Today, the European Union, Denmark and Germany and the United Nations co-host a virtual Ministerial Roundtable on Africa's Central Sahel region, with the participation of donors and international organisations, as well as the countries concerned: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Statement on the International Food Day

Fri, 16/10/2020 - 09:10
European Commission Statement Brussels, 16 Oct 2020 Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, and Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, issue the following statement: “On ...

Visit to Ethiopia by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič to strengthen EU-Africa Partnership

Thu, 08/10/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Oct 2020 High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, and Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič are on an official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 8-9 October 2020.

Ukraine: €10 million in humanitarian aid to withstand winter and coronavirus pandemic

Tue, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 Oct 2020 The European Commission has allocated additional €10 million in humanitarian aid to support the most vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine ahead of the upco...

Press remarks by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on boosting the RescEU medical reserve

Tue, 22/09/2020 - 13:07
European Commission Statement Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Good afternoon, everybody. As you are aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed some serious vulnerabilities in how the international community responds to globa...

Coronavirus: 4 new Member States join the rescEU medical reserve

Tue, 22/09/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Today, Denmark, Greece, Hungary and Sweden have joined Germany and Romania as host states of the rescEU medical equipment reserve. With financial support from t...

Coronavirus: EU allocates €150 million for the transport of essential medical items

Fri, 18/09/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Sep 2020 The EU is providing financial support to 18 Member States and the UK to transport essential medical items to Europe with funding totalling €150 million, th...

EU steps up aid for Lebanon – European Commissioner for Crisis Management in Beirut

Sat, 12/09/2020 - 18:09
European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Sep 2020 Arriving on board of an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight to Beirut today, Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, has started an official visit ...

Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Peru and €30.5 million for Latin America and the Caribbean

Fri, 11/09/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 Sep 2020 As part of the EU's global coronavirus response, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge operation consisting of three flights to Lima, Peru this week is delivering a tot...

Statement on the International Day to Protect Education from Attack

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Statement Brussels, 09 Sep 2020 Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič issues the following statement: “On the occasion of the first International Day to Protect Education fr...

EU and Germany join efforts to support the African Union's response to coronavirus

Tue, 01/09/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 01 Sep 2020 A second batch of German coronavirus testing kits have been handed over to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today.

Lebanon: EU delivers additional emergency assistance following the explosion in Beirut

Mon, 31/08/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Aug 2020 Today a second European Union (EU) Humanitarian Air bridge flight landed in Beirut, Lebanon, delivering 12 tonnes of essential humanitarian supplies and medical equipment, including a mobile hospital and face masks.

Coronavirus Global Response: European Union organises a humanitarian air bridge to Côte d'Ivoire

Fri, 28/08/2020 - 08:14
European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Aug 2020 A flight from the European Union (EU) humanitarian air bridge will land in Abidjan today,

Coronavirus Global Response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge supports Venezuela

Sat, 22/08/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Aug 2020 As part of the EU's global coronavirus response, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge operation consisting of two flights to Venezuela has concluded after delivering a...

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on World Humanitarian Day 2020

Tue, 18/08/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Statement Brussels, 18 Aug 2020 “Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, we pay tribute to and champion all humanitarian workers saving lives and helping those less fortunate in times of crisis...

Intervention by EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič at the international donors conference for Beirut and in support of the Lebanese people

Sun, 09/08/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Speech Paris, 09 Aug 2020 Monsieur le Président, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by expressing the European Commission's heartfelt sympathy to the people of Lebanon. Thi...

European Commission pledges additional €30 million in immediate support for Lebanon

Sun, 09/08/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Paris, 09 Aug 2020 At the international conference on assistance and support to Beirut and the Lebanese people, the European Commission has pledged a new funding worth €30 million to help address the immediate needs of those affected by the deadly explosion in Beirut on 4 August.

Statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Wed, 05/08/2020 - 11:54
European Commission Statement Brussels, 05 Aug 2020 "We share the shock and sadness of the people of Beirut following the deadly explosion that has taken many lives and left many more injured. Our condolences go ...

Coronavirus global response: 45 EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights deliver over 1,000 tonnes of medical aid

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Jul 2020 Following a new EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight to South Sudan today carrying 41 tonnes of supplies, the Commission has now coordinated and financed the delivery of over 1,100 tons of medical equipment to critical areas in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Iraq and new funding

Mon, 27/07/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Jul 2020 The latest in a series of EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights with over 40 tons of medical and emergency supplies to reinforce the humanitarian response has arrived in Iraq.

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