Today the European Commission announced an aid package of €15 million for disaster preparedness and resilience-building in Haiti.
"Haiti is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and we are stepping up EU support to help local populations become better prepared. Investment in prevention and preparedness today can save lives in the future," said EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides.
Christos Stylianides, the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and Neven Mimica, the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, issued the following statement after an attack against the NGO Save the Children in Afghanistan:
"Saving lives should not cost lives.
Initiative of the European Union, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (DG ECHO)
The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (DG ECHO) aims to save and preserve life, prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.