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- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Mar 2016
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Apr 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014
- Pakistan: Drought - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Polio Outbreak - 2014-2017
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Brussels, 15 November 2017
In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years.
The European Union and the United Nations have launched a new partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial dedicated financial envelope of €500 million.
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European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 6 September 2017
In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure.
Executive Summary and Key Recommendations
Islamabad, 23 September 2016: The Government of Pakistan has signed a Financing Agreement today with the European Union for the implementation of a 22 Million EUR project titled "Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan. Additional 12 Million EUR will be provided by the Government of Germany.
Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
**Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016 **
Pakistan has a long history of being disproportionately affected by natural disasters. The greater frequency and increasing intensity of these disasters have had an adverse impact on the livelihoods and food security of the affected population; particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable living in the remote, rural parts of the country. Between 2010 and 2012, Pakistan experienced three consecutive floods due to unprecedented monsoon rains.
231,180 IDPs families (Returnee, off and In-Camps) are targeted in SRP-2014.
Funds requested 156,280,880 US$.
Funds received 107,352,653 US$.
Funding gap is 48,928,227 US$ to target remaining caseload.
Tharparkar Drought 2014
Brussels, 16 June 2011 - On 16 June 2011, European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs arrived, together with German Development Minister Dirk Niebel, in Islamabad for a joint visit to Pakistan. The Commissioner will reaffirm the intentions of the European Commission to increase its development assistance to Pakistan by 50%, from €50 to €75 million a year for 2011-2013. The aid programmes will continue to focus on rural development, support for education and stronger governance.
Message from the Ambassador
This edition of EU News is dedicated to the flood-crisis. This disaster is unprecedented with so many people affected, such vast areas of land inundated, so much infrastructure washed away and the livelihood of millions destroyed. At some stage in the future we must find answers to questions that inevitably need to be asked: "How did this happen and could this have been avoided"? Many more questions no doubt will be raised as well.
In response to the ever increasing scale of the humanitarian crisis, the Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, announced today that the Commission will mobilise an additional €30 million in urgent relief assistance. This latest funding will bring the total humanitarian aid funds allocated by the Commission to assist the flood-affected populations to €70 million.
Inauguration of the Banaw Langla School in Muzaffarabad District of Pakistan Administered Kashmir
On 5 October 2005, a catastrophic earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the northern areas of Pakistan, killing 73,000 and leaving 3 million homeless. Nearly 6,000 schools were destroyed affecting approximately 450,000 primary school-age children. The region's educational infrastructure was destroyed.
In order to bring these children back to school temporary tent schools were setup along with transitional shelters to train teachers.
Brussels, 11 August 2010
Today, the European Commission has adopted a €10 million emergency decision to further assist the most vulnerable people in Pakistan affected by the disastrous floods.
Summary: 22 July 2010, Brussels - The European Commission has allocated €8 million from its humanitarian budget to provide small scale assistance for disaster preparedness and relief to victims of natural or man-made disasters throughout the globe.
Small-scale disasters often occur in remote or isolated areas, rarely trigger a declaration of emergency and usually do not figure prominently in the news despite the serious humanitarian needs they create locally. The decision also covers the funding of gaps in the response to large disasters.
With more than € 500 million already disbursed and 97 % of funds committed after only one year and a half from its adoption, the € 1 billion EU Food Facility has provided a fast and efficient response in tackling food insecurity. The Commission present today a booklet on the use of the Food Facility. It shows that around 50 million people all over the world are receiving support from the facility and results are starting to show.
The EU Food Facility
In order to combat rising food prices and improve the food security for over 1 million people in food-deficient areas of Pakistan a joint project of FAO and WFP worth EUR 40 million has been launched.