UE aumenta sua assistência humanitária - orçamento recorde adotado para 2019
Bruxelas, 16 de janeiro de 2019
À medida que mais e mais pessoas enfrentam crises humanitárias em todo o mundo, a UE adotou o seu maior orçamento humanitário anual inicial de 1,6 mil milhões de euros para 2019.
Desde conflitos duradouros no Médio Oriente e em África, até ao crescente impacto das mudanças climáticas no mundo, as crises humanitárias estão a piorar e os conflitos ameaçam a prestação de ajuda aos mais necessitados.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union.
ECHO works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red
Cross/Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.
With 60% of the oceans relying outside nations jurisdiction, ensuring good governance at sea and securing the maritime domain becomes a challenge for every international actor. With a revised Action Plan and a Maritime Security Strategy under the umbrella of the Global Strategy, the EU has been working closely with international partners towards a safer maritime environment and a sustainable use of its resources.
Around 8 million tons of plastic enter the sea every year... mostly ending up on our beaches... Collective action is needed! Throughout the months of September and October, leading to the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, several EU Delegations worldwide were actively cleaning seashores and riverbanks together with their families, and locals and organisations who worked jointly to make our ocean a better place for marine life... These efforts have now been marked on the European Atlas of the Seas’ last “Map of the Week” for 2018!