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Central African Republic: ‘Only concerted international action can prevent an appalling tragedy from spiralling further out of control’

Central African Republic: ‘Only concerted international action can prevent an appalling tragedy from spiralling further out of control’

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reacting to the escalating humanitarian catastrophe in the Central African Republic (CAR), International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has made the following statement: “The humanitarian tragedy in the Central African Republic continues to unravel in front of our eyes. The entire population of 4.6 million people is affected. 800,000 people are […]

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Central African Republic: EU scales up humanitarian aid

Central African Republic: EU scales up humanitarian aid

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €18.5 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) to provide immediate life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable suffering in a crisis which has affected the country’s entire population of 4.6 million. “The country is facing the worst humanitarian and human rights crisis since its independence. The […]

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Central African Republic: EU steps up relief effort, launches humanitarian air bridge

Central African Republic: EU steps up relief effort, launches humanitarian air bridge

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is deploying its humanitarian air service with immediate effect to open up a vital line of support into and out of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR), as international efforts to stabilize the strife-torn country intensify. The first plane (run by ECHO Flight, the EU’s humanitarian air service), with a […]

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EU commits to funding African-led International Support Mission in Central African Republic

EU commits to funding African-led International Support Mission in Central African Republic

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the political and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has progressively deteriorated for more than a year now, the European Commission has continued to mobilise its development aid to help people and improve their security. On 5 December 2013 the Poliitical and Security Committee of the EU endorsed a request from the […]

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Fact Sheet: Central African Republic

Fact Sheet: Central African Republic

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Union (EU) is a key partner of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the country’s main donor. Relations are bound by the Cotonou Agreement. Even before the current crisis, CAR faced a daunting mix of governance, economic, social, and humanitarian as well as security challenges. In response, the EU has been committed in […]

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Human rights: situation in Congo, Central African Republic and Bahrain

Human rights: situation in Congo, Central African Republic and Bahrain

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament passed three separate resolutions on 12 September, condemning the latest outbreak of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and, the unconstitutional seizure of power in the CAR in March and calling for the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Bahrain. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) MEPs strongly condemned […]

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Worsening crisis in Central African Republic: Commissioner Georgieva condemns killing of two aid workers

Worsening crisis in Central African Republic: Commissioner Georgieva condemns killing of two aid workers

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Statement by Kristalina Georgieva (pictured), EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. “I strongly condemn the killing of two aid workers in the Central African Republic (CAR). It is beyond words and absolutely unacceptable to target people who are working to save the lives of others. My thoughts are with the families, […]

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