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Kristalina Georgieva

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Why we need to think again about how we deal with humanitarian crises NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 4 Weeks, 1 Hour, 44 Minutes ago
2013 saw some of the worst humanitarian crises in living memory. As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year the refugee crisis it has generated in the region has become the greatest humanitarian challenge in a generation. In Central African Republ...
Three years of fighting, a river of tears NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 1 Month, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
I have been in Iraq where the number of refugees from the war in Syria continues to climb, just as it does in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. We are entering the fourth year of fighting and there is no end in sight to this madness.
Hello, EU Aid Volunteers! NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Today brought good news: the European Parliament gave overwhelming support to the creation of EU Aid Volunteers. In the presence of volunteers from the pilot projects who had come to speak about their experiences and to promote the programme, Members...
What After Homs? NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
A temporary ceasefire in Homs has allowed for the evacuation of civilians and the delivery of humanitarian aid inside the Old City. For a first time in the madness of Syria’s civil war there has been a glimpse of what passes for “normalit...
CAR: some hope amid the bad news NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
I first travelled to the Central African Republic (CAR) last July; since then, I’ve been trying hard – together with France and Valerie Amos, the UN humanitarian coordinator in particular – to drum up attention for this chronically...
Kuwait Two NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
I am back in Kuwait after a year of the conflict in Syria going terribly wrong. Since the first humanitarian fundraising conference took place here in early 2013, the number of Syrians in need of assistance has quadrupled, the refugees in the neighbo...
Working together to make a safer world NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 4 Months, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
I write this blog to pass my thanks to the European Parliament for voting today in favour of our new civil protection legislation.  This vote means a lot to me and my team – we have been working for years on this legislation – but it...
Sans crainte NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
I often say that I have the worst and the best job in the world: the worst because I go to places around the world where normally terrible events have happened or are taking place; the best because I am constantly inspired by the spirit of the people...
Yolanda’s deadly swing NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
From the air the contrast between the areas spared by Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, and those on its path was dramatic – all of a sudden we saw whole patches of trees pulled out, their roots facing us as we flew over. Vil...
Music against hunger NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Do you know how many children die of under-nutrition in the world every year? Or every day? Take a few seconds to try to guess the number… And now let me give you the answer – each day more than 8 000 children die of malnutrition and 3.
In Washington to prevent a lost generation of Syrians NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 6 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
This year’s annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF saw the news dominated by the state of the world economy. It’s a familiar occasion because I used to work for the World Bank and my current job brings me here often. But for me thi...
Build resilience, build states – and make crises history NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 6 Months, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Today is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – an occasion to invite a guest blogger who feels about reducing the risks of disasters before it’s too late as strongly as I do. Erik Solheim (@SolheimDAC) is Chair of the OECD D...
A glimmer of hope NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
General Assembly week of the United Nations is always a busy time and this year has been no different. I went to New York with two main objectives: - to rally support for a stronger focus on getting safer and deeper humanitarian access inside Syria,...
ICRC @ 150 NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
I went to Geneva for the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and to take part in a debate among my peers on the ethics and politics of humanitarian action.  The venue was the wonderful new Humanitarium. ...
The millionth child NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Another shameful milestone has been passed in Syria where a civil war has already strewn the road to destruction with many examples of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. I’m talking about the millionth child being made a refugee by a con...
More Humanity NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Every year, hundreds of millions of people see their lives crushed by conflicts or natural disasters. And every time this happens, humanitarian workers are there to help, often risking their own lives to save the lives of others. They are shot at, ki...
Stop the war on children NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
If you wanted a single person to represent the Syrian civil war you wouldn’t choose a soldier or a rebel. It would have to be a child. Half of the 6.8 million Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian assistance are children. Think about that f...
Good news for our resilience to disasters NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 9 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Source: DPA The recent floods in Central Europe broke centuries-old records for water levels in some of our major rivers. Nobody can fail to have been moved by the images of a seemingly Biblical deluge. We looked on with our hearts in our mouths to s...
A crisis we must not forget NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 9 Months, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The young woman had walked for days to reach a pillaged hospital in Kaga Bandoro, a tiny poor town in the middle of the Central African Republic (CAR). She arrived just in time to give birth to a miraculously healthy baby boy – in a place with...
Reasons to worry, reasons to act NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 9 Months, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 34 Minutes ago
A piece of sobering news came today from insurer Munich Re which has produced a global overview of disasters in the first half of 2013 (here is a larger version of the map above). Actually, the reasons to worry are several. First, the study confirms...