IP/14/859  22-07-2014 - Austria joins EU Children of Peace initiative 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Austria is joining the EU Children of Peace initiative, becoming the second Member State to contribute to the EU's efforts to fund humanitarian projects which help children in conflict zones to gain access to education. Luxembourg joined last year.
STATEMENT/14/230  17-07-2014 - Gaza: "We must build on humanitarian pause to save lives" 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 July 2014 The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, made the following statement: "Yet again in the Middle East the flames of violence have taken innocent civilian lives.
STATEMENT/14/226  15-07-2014 - UN Security Council Resolution on humanitarian access inside Syria "a step forward" 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 15 July 2014 The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, made the following statement: "I welcome Resolution 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria, which was unanimously adopted by the United Nations Security Council yesterday.
IP/14/770  01-07-2014 - Estonia and Turkey join OCHA Donor Support Group as EU chairmanship comes to an end 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 1 July 2014 Estonia and Turkey are new members of the ODSG – the Donor Support Group of OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). The announcement comes during the High-level Meeting event which marks the end of the European Commission's chairmanship of...
IP/14/735  24-06-2014 - New surge of Ebola cases in West Africa: European Union increases its emergency funding 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 June 2014 The European Commission is allocating an additional €500 000 to enhance interventions aimed at curbing the worsening Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This brings the total of Commission aid to €1.9 million.
MEMO/14/436  20-06-2014 - Q/A: The European Commission helps refugees 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 June 2014 Who is a refugee? Every year natural disasters, conflicts and human rights violations force millions of people to leave their homes and to flee to save their lives. Their survival often depends on international assistance and protection.
STATEMENT/14/203  20-06-2014 - World Refugee Day: time for solidarity 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 20 June 2014 The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs and the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström made the following statement: "Every four seconds somewhere in the world a person is...
IP/14/702  19-06-2014 - EU announces increased humanitarian assistance to Iraqis fleeing from violence 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 June 2014 The European Commission will increase its humanitarian assistance to Iraq by €5 million following the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people as a result of the recent attacks perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other...
STATEMENT/14/198  18-06-2014 - SUDAN: Bombing of a hospital is unacceptable 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 18 June 2014 The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, made the following statement: "I am deeply disturbed by the bombing and partial destruction of a hospital during an aerial attack on the Sudanese village of Farandalla on 16th June.
STATEMENT/14/195  14-06-2014 - UKRAINE: All parties must protect civilians 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 14 June 2014 The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, made the following statement: "I am gravely concerned by recent developments in the eastern region of Ukraine, especially when innocent civilians, including women and children, are caught in crossfire and...