Bruxelles, le 13 avril 2018
L'Union européenne a coorganisé ce jour, à Genève, la «conférence humanitaire sur la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)».
À cette occasion, le commissaire européen chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, Christos Stylianides, a réitéré le soutien de l'UE en réponse à l'aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans la région, au moyen de contributions à hauteur de 77 millions d'euros d'aide d'urgence et au développement pour la crise en RDC.
Red Cross is assisting on the ground in Tonga and Samoa as Tropical Cyclone Gita moves towards Fiji.
Red Cross is helping communities prepare for Tropical Cyclone Gita in Fiji as teams in Tonga and Samoa assist people already affected by the storm.
Gita crossed Samoa as a category two cyclone, causing widespread flooding, before hitting Tonga on Monday night as a category four cyclone. It is expected to intensify and may reach category five before hitting Fiji’s southern islands tonight.
New Zealand Red Cross aid workers are helping those affected by the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world right now – the influx of people into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar.
More than 600,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since 25 August, joining another 200,000 who fled earlier. The arrival of so many people in such a short time has seriously strained resources and infrastructure in the Cox’s Bazar area, where authorities are trying to set up new camps to house the displaced people.
New Zealand Red Cross is pleased to hear that the new government’s policy is to double New Zealand’s refugee quota, and the organisation is urging that the change be implemented swiftly.
The announcement is particularly timely given the worsening situation for millions of people worldwide who have been, and continue to be, forced from their country due to violence and persecution.
Youngsters at refugee camps in northern Greece have had their first ever dental appointments, thanks to Doctors of the World’s Mobile Dentistry Unit funded by the European Commission. Led by dentist Sofia Kouva, the three-person team has been at refugee camps in Ioannina and Thessaloniki, teaching youngsters how to care for their teeth, parents how to help, and of course giving their teeth a polish and shine as well.