A European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid (18/12/2007)
Around half of official international humanitarian aid is provided by the EU, either through the European Commission or bilaterally by Member States. So far this year, the European Commission alone has distributed more than €700 million in humanitarian relief aid. The funds are used to help crisis victims throughout the world – ranging from the provision of food and healthcare in Darfur to meeting the immediate needs of cyclone victims in Bangladesh.
The Presidents of the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of the European Union on behalf of the 27 EU Member States today signed a 'European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid'. This Consensus sets out a common EU vision and a practical approach for reaching out effectively to millions of people worldwide suffering as a result of conflicts and natural disasters. Read more.