World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

China Quake: EU Fast-Tracks €2m Relief Funding Aid

China Quake: EU Fast-Tracks €2m Relief Funding Aid

China earthquake: European Commission provides €2 million in fast-track humanitarian aid

The European Commission is providing emergency relief funding of €2 million to help victims of the huge earthquake that struck Sichuan province in China on Monday.

Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, said: "The EU stands by China in this hour of grief. We want to express our solidarity with the Chinese people not just in words but also in deeds. The € 2 million released by the European Commission will contribute to bring vital items to the survivors of this terrible earthquake. "

The funds will be used to help meet the basic needs of the stricken population which include tents and blankets, clean drinking water, food, jerry cans, kitchen sets and medical assistance.

The funding will be channelled through the International Red Cross Federation and other partner agencies experienced in relief operations. A Commission humanitarian expert is currently in the earthquake zone and is co-operating with the Red Cross and the local authorities.

ENDS

Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives | RSS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC