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Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights to the Democratic Republic of Congo

The EU Humanitarian Air Bridge is operating three flights to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), carrying on board humanitarian workers and essential supplies to help the country tackle the coronavirus pandemic. A first flight to DRC is leaving today with Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Crisis Management on board, together with Philippe Goffin, Belgian […]

Coronavirus global response: EU allocates additional €50 million in humanitarian aid

Today the European Commission announced an additional €50 million in humanitarian aid to help respond to the dramatic increase in humanitarian needs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic globally. The new funding follows increased appeals by humanitarian organisations, including the UN Global Appeal. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic is creating a […]

Coronavirus: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge delivers more supplies and personnel – with photos

As part of the EU’s coronavirus global response, the EU humanitarian air bridge has brought this morning 20 tons of supplies and humanitarian and health workers to the West-African country of São Tomé and Principe.!PD47hK VIDEO The flight was set-up in cooperation with the Portuguese government and several humanitarian partner organisations, and contained mainly […]

Coronavirus global response: EU provides humanitarian support in Horn of Africa region

The Commission is providing an additional €105.5 million to countries in the Horn of Africa as the coronavirus pandemic risks worsening the humanitarian situation across the region where many continue to suffer from armed conflict, displacement, and recurrent droughts and floods. Furthermore, a large-scale infestation of locusts threatens food security and livelihoods of many vulnerable […]

Coronavirus Global Response: EU sets up a Humanitarian Air Bridge

The European Commission has set up an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to transport humanitarian workers and emergency supplies for the coronavirus response to some of most critical areas around the world. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, is travelling today to Bangui on the first flight and will meet H.E. Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the […]

Ukraine: €13 million in humanitarian aid for conflict affected population

As the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters seventh year, the European Commission announces today €13 million to support the most vulnerable people affected by the ongoing hostilities. At the same time, EU funded humanitarian projects will also help address the coronavirus outbreak. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “The European Union stands in full […]

Heroic Humanitarian Efforts During COVID-19 Pandemic Supported by Ford in South Africa

• Ford loans nine vehicles to humanitarian organisations to assist with coronavirus containment measures and community healthcare support across South Africa • Gift of the Givers, Laudium Disaster Management and South African Red Cross Society using Ford Rangers and Everests to assist communities in Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth The COVID-19 pandemic is […]