Humanitarian aid: EU announces additional €35 million for Africa’s Sahel region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A rise in the number and spread of conflicts in countries across Africa’s Sahel region is putting further strains on already fragile communities. To help those most in need, the European Commission is stepping up its support with a further €35 million in humanitarian […]

EU commits €9 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable families in Myanmar

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has announced a new humanitarian aid package worth €9 million to address the needs of families affected by violence in Myanmar, particularly those living in the Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states. This includes €2 million to increase access to safe, quality […]

Humanitarian Aid: EU announces €18.5 million additional package for Latin America and the Caribbean

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As numerous natural disasters threaten vulnerable communities in the Latin American and Caribbean region, the Commission has announced today new humanitarian funding of €18.5 million. This includes €15 million to support preparedness of local communities and institutions for natural disasters throughout the region: Central […]

Humanitarian Aid: €10.5 million for South and South East Asia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a €171.74 million public service compensation granted by Italy to Poste Italiane for distributing, at reduced tariffs, newspapers and publications of book publishers and non-profit organisations in the period 2017-2019. Italy entrusted Poste Italiane with […]

Humanitarian aid: €7 million for disaster preparedness in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As natural disasters threaten the most vulnerable people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region, the EU is providing €7 million in humanitarian aid to increase the capacity of communities and authorities to prepare for and respond to disasters. This aid is in […]

Humanitarian aid: EU mobilises over €18 million for the Central African Republic in 2019

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As many people continue to suffer in the Central African Republic (CAR), the European Union continues to stand in solidarity with the people in need in the country and announces €18.85 million in humanitarian assistance for 2019. This additional support brings EU humanitarian assistance […]

This incredibly detailed map of Africa could help aid and development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Can a map save lives? Facebook thinks so. Using satellite photos and artificial intelligence (AI), the company has created a high-resolution map of population density in Africa that it says is more […]

How a more integrated approach could help to end energy poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashvin Dayal, Associate VP & Managing Director, Power Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation With almost four years completed since the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we face a narrowing window of opportunity to mobilize the disruptive […]

Education in Emergencies: EU announces record humanitarian funding for 2019 and launches #RaiseYourPencil Campaign

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission has announced today an unprecedented €164 million for Education in Emergencies projects in 2019. Together with international and Belgian celebrities as well as around 400 students, the Commission has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness and solidarity among young […]

How has tech been used for good in civil society? We asked the experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Technology has massive potential to deliver a positive impact on our society – when people are at the heart of it. Civil society organizations have been harnessing technology to create opportunities for sustainability and wellbeing for everyone. Here are […]

EU to increase spending and improve delivery of education in emergencies and protracted crises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world. The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. […]

At the edge of humanity: refugee healthcare in Greece and the EU

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Eleana Strouthou. The writer is a second year medical student at European University Cyprus Nicosia.  Mrs Strouthou is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). We were driving in Lesvos, Greece, passing by the people walking towards the port, a 12-hour distance by feet. “Stop there, let’s help the […]

Modern humanitarian aid at times of global crises

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Sikhar Mehta, final year medical student with experience in humanitarian action. Mr Mehta is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Our world has been ravaged by demons of war, poverty, famine, terrorism, drought, illiteracy, pandemic and natural disasters to name a few. From civil war is Syria to […]

EU leads the torn away South Sudan to a new bloody civil war

It’s the definition of the utmost hypocrisy that the European Union now laments the woes of ordinary people caught in the civil war that plagues South Sudan as from last week. Many years ago, Brussels as an agent of a number of European governments, ‘invested’ some millions in a civil war to create this puppet […]

Aidex: the Global Humanitarian and Development Aid Event

On 13 – 14 November the biggest annual global Humanitarian and Development Aid event of Europe took place in Brussels and the European Sting, as the European media that follows closely the most important events at the Old Continent, was official media sponsor. During those two days at Brussels Expo exhibitors from United Nations High […]