Today, Commissioner Lenarčič attended the event “Closing the gap: accelerating climate action in fragile and vulnerable contexts” in the margins of the 78th UN General Assembly.
On Thursday, Commissioner Lenarčič will co-chair the side event entitled on Bridging the Humanitarian Funding Gap: An Urgent Call to Action. The main goal of this event is to mobilise more donors to bridge the humanitarian funding gap via innovative approaches and strategies.
Nagorno-Karabakh: the EU is providing additional €500,000 in humanitarian aid to conflict-affected people
The European Commission is mobilising €500,000 in humanitarian aid to support the populations affected by the escalation of hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh.
Convened by the EU, the United Nations and the African Union, as well as Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the event will take place in the margins of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will focus on supporting the humanitarian response to Sudan and the region.
The funding will be channelled through EU humanitarian partners active in the country, enabling them to strengthen assistance with a focus on shelter; health; food; water, sanitation and hygiene; and protection.
The EU continues to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Libya through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Following yesterday's request for international assistance by the Permanent Mission of the State of Libya to the United Nations office in Geneva, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to support Libya in the aftermath of the major flood that has left thousands of casualties.
This funding aims to support the relief efforts carried out by humanitarian partners in the country.
Last night a devastating earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale struck central Morocco, affecting notably Marrakesh (77 km north-east the epicentre) and causing hundreds of casualties according to initial reports.
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