Europe to contribute 1 billion Euro to Millennium Development Goals

President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso, announced in his statement at the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals, held in New York on 20 September 2010, that the European Union will be contributing to the most committed and needy countries an MDG initiative amounting to 1 billion Euro to make progress on those goals.

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9 out of 10 Europeans express steadfast support for development aid

European citizens continue to show resolute support to aid provided to developing countries according to a special Eurobarometer published. Two in three Europeans believe that the EU should honor, or even improve, on its promises to increase development aid to 0.7% of GNI by 2015, the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goal.

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EU grants 264 M€ to help 19 African, Caribbean and Pacific States

The European Commission approved the first financing decisions under the 264 million Euro 2010 allocation for the so-called Vulnerability FLEX mechanism to help the most vulnerable African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries cope with the impact of the global financial crisis and economic downturn.

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Risk of epidemics in Pakistan

Water-borne disease is spreading quickly among Pakistan flood survivors, posing a threat of epidemics, the EU aid commissioner warns on her return from the country. In that way, EU foreign ministers are set to discuss a response strategy in they next meet.

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Malawians will be benefited by a project of European Union and European Investment Bank

European Union and European Investment Bank have funded water and sanitation project to benefit a million Malawians.

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Commission advocates for the security of humanitarian aid workers

The European Commission’s Humanitarian and Civil Protection department (ECHO) with "Don't shoot, I'm a humanitarian worker!" campaign advocates for the security of humanitarian aid workerstakes. The European Commission bears a key responsibility in ensuring that its staff and partners work in the safest possible environment to be able to fulfil their tasks.

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ECHO will increase help to Pakistan

In response to the ever increasing scale of the humanitarian crisis, the Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, announced that the Commission will mobilise an additional urgent relief assistance.

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Commission provides Niger with 14.9 M€ for food security

The Commission has agreed to disburse 14.9 million Euro for food security in Niger, the worst affected country in the area. This decision follows the Commission's recent proposal to resume aid to Niger for 458 million Euro between 2008 and 2013. The aid provided will develop the humanitarian assistance in order to avoid another food crisis in the area.

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Despite difficult times Europeans care and show solidarity on humanitarian aid issues

According to special Eurobarometer survey 343 on humanitarian aid commissioned by EU's humanitarian aid and civil protection department (ECHO), EU citizens show a high level of solidarity with victims of conflict and natural disasters outside the Union. Almost eight out of ten citizens think it is important that the EU funds humanitarian aid outside its borders, although this approval rate dropped 9% since 2006 rates, due to financial and economic crisis.

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European Commission requests further humanitarian funding in the Sahel and Sudan

In response to the worsening food crisis affecting the Sahel and Sudan, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Kristalina Georgieva announced that the European Commission has proposed an additional 40 million Euro package in humanitarian funding to be drawn from the EU budget's Emergency Aid Reserve.

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