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08 May 2015 description

Bulgaria will provide USD 40 000 in humanitarian aid to children and their families who suffered in the Nepal earthquake. This decision is an expression of Bulgaria's solidarity and commitment to the international efforts to overcome the consequences of one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent times and to the restoration of Nepal. It is only a small part of the efforts of Bulgaria and of the general public to support the victims of the earthquake by voluntary donations to international humanitarian organizations.

28 Jan 2015 description

On 26.01.2015, a helicopter operated by a Bulgarian air carrier working for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) made a forced landing near the town of Kadugli, the southern part of the Republic of Sudan. The helicopter was flying from Rumbek, Republic of South Sudan, to Khartoum, Republic of Sudan. The flight was cleared by the authorities of both Sudan and South Sudan.

20 Nov 2014 description

The government will allocate 50,000 euro in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The funds are provided from the resources planned in the central government budget for official development aid, and are intended to mitigate the serious socio-economic and humanitarian situation in the country. They will be provided through the International Committee of the Red Cross.

11 Sep 2014 description

The ceremony of providing humanitarian aid from the Republic of Bulgaria to the population of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan took place on 3 September on the territory of the Kandahar airfield. The aid was granted with a decree of the Council of Ministers as of 11 June 2014 in relation to the tragic incident of 2 May 2014 in the Badakhshan province.

17 Jun 2014 description

Bulgaria provides humanitarian aid to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the victims of the devastating landslides in the province of Badakhshan on 2 May 2014. The aid is worth 32 800 levs and includes 50 tents, provided by the Fire Safety and Protection of Population Service to the Ministry of Interior, and 200 blankets, provided by the Bulgarian Red Cross.

22 Oct 2013 description

Truckload of material aid to Bulgaria departed today from Hungary. The aid is provided under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, enabled by Bulgaria on 16 October 2013. The donation includes blankets, bedding, hygiene and sanitation materials and other items as requested by Bulgaria. The head of the Bulgarian mission in Budapest Biserka Benisheva thanked on behalf of the Bulgarian government and the citizens of Bulgaria for the quick response of Hungary in this difficult time for us.

26 Sep 2012 description

Acting on a proposal by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nickolay Mladenov, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria has approved the granting of 100 000 leva humanitarian aid to some of the most destitute regions in the world.

05 Mar 2011 description

The Bulgarian Government has decided to send an airplane as part of the international effort to diffuse the humanitarian crisis at the Libyan-Tunisian border. The plane, which left for Djerba in Tunisia at 16.00 UCT, will assist in airlifting stranded Egyptian nationals fleeing from Libya to Cairo. Flights will commence from Djerba later tonight. The plane is expected to complete its mission and return to Sofia on Monday. ...05.03.2011 17:00 (2 )

03 Dec 2010 description

Bulgaria is the first country to send a team of firefighters to the devastated region around Haifa in Israel. Following yesterday's talk between Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, a government aircraft brought a group of 92 firefighters to Haifa, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitar Tzanchev. The firefighters are divided into two groups and are working to contain the inferno which surrounds two settlements near Haifa.

The Bulgarian team led by Gen.

25 Aug 2008 description

The Bulgarian government decided to provide 253,985 leva in medicines and medical products as humanitarian grant aid for the people of Georgia who have suffered from military action.

05 Jun 2008 description

The Bulgarian government will provide financial aid to China and Burma/Myanmar to mitigate the damages from the natural disasters that hit the two countries. The aid for China is to the amount of 100,000 euro, and for Burma/Myanmar- 50,000 euro.

29 Sep 2006 description

The government decided to propose to the National Assembly to vote on the sending of Druzki frigate with its arms and up to 160 crew members to participate in the naval component of UNIFIL in Lebanon. The mission will cover a period of up to 2 months as of 15 October 2006.

The cabinet's decision is in implementation of UN Security Council/Resolution 1701. The Resolution puts an end to the hostilities between Hizbollah and Israel that resulted in hundreds of deaths and a lot of destruction.

21 Sep 2006 description

A donation of arms and ammunition for the Afghanistan's security forces is also planned

The cabinet decided to send two medical experts - a surgeon and orthopedist from the Military Medical Academy, with a humanitarian mission to Afghanistan.

The two of them will join the eight Bulgarian medics at the Spanish field hospital in Herat.

14 Sep 2006 description

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, donated USD 300 000 to Bulgaria. The funds will be channelled into the recovery from the damages caused by floods in 2005 and 2006. The cheque was given to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Feim Chaushev by Adel Al-Razi, member of the board of the Omani investment fund and representative of the Sultan of Oman at the Ministry of National Economy. The ceremony held in the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was attended by the Omani consul honorary to Bulgaria, Prof.

29 May 2006 description

The government stands ready to send humanitarian aid worth EUR 160 000 to Indonesia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Disaster Management Policy Emel Etem announced at the opening of the working meeting of the Association of Danube River Municipalities in the Danube town of Lom.

The Bulgarian government expressed its desire to lend assistance through the EU Monitoring and Information Centre. The aid will be used to cover the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake, claiming the lives of over 5000 victims and causing heavy damages to Java island.

We can help the people in need by …

25 Apr 2006 description

3160 meters of existing embankments were strengthened and 1780 meters were built along the Danube River. This is intended to prevent the flooding of the residential areas according to a summarized report of the crisis management centre that coordinates the work of all ministries and agencies in handling the consequences from the disaster.

Despite the harsh situation, there are not any victims or injured people thanks to the joint efforts of rescue teams and the armed forces, regional divisions and NGOs.

18 Apr 2006 description

Minister of Finance Plamen Oresharski acquainted the MPs with the measures taken by the cabinet to apply for financial assistance at the EU for the recovery from the damages inflicted by the floods. This happened today during the discussion prior to the vote of no confidence. The Minister pointed out that the government filed two application forms at the European Union Solidarity Fund in 2005. The EU has so far given its consent for EUR 20 mln.

18 Apr 2006 description

The Ministers delivered statements prior to the vote of no confidence to defend the policy pursued by the cabinet

13 Apr 2006 description

The officials made the decision because of the danger of floods and it concerns the following municipalities: Bregovo, Novo Selo, Vidin and Dimovo (Vidin District); Lom and Vulchedrum (Montana District); Kozlodui and Oryahovo (Vratsa District); Dolna Mitropolia, Goulyantsi, Nikopol and Belene (Pleven District); Svishtov (Veliko Turnovo District); Tsenovo, Borovo, Ivanovo, Rousse and Slivo Pole (Rousse District) and Tutrakan, Glavnitsa, Sitovo and Silistra (Silistra District).

The cabinet delegates the mayors of the municipalities to carry out the organised evacuation of the …

24 Mar 2006 description

Cyprus will allot to the country a grant amounting to USD 20 000 for recovery from the damages caused by the floods, expressing its solidarity with the affected Bulgarian citizens. This was announced during the two-day political talks accompanying the signing of the new three-year Cooperation Programme between Bulgaria and Cyprus in the field of science, education and culture. The document has already been signed and establishes cooperation between universities, participation in cultural events and forums, cooperation in film industry, sport, etc.