EU commissioner lauds Czech Republic for providing humanitarian assistance
Jun 5, 2011
The EU commissioner for international cooperation, Kristalina Georgieva, has commended the Czech Republic for its work in providing humanitarian assistance, according to a new report from the Prague Monitor.
Georgieva reported said that "the Czech Republic's participation in humanitarian actions is by far the biggest of the 12 new E.U. countries," according to the news source.
The success that the Czech Republic has had in giving humanitarian aid is due in part to well-organized legislation, said Georgieva, who also commended the country's non-governmental organizations for their efforts in helping those affected by natural disasters.
The European Union is currently helping the humanitarian process in Libya, which has been fraught with violence between forces supporting Colonel Gaddafi and those supporting the rebels. Humanitarian assistance is greatly needed in Libya, as people continue to face shortages of food and supplies in cities such as Misrata and Tripoli.
According to Georgieva, the EU is also helping to provide assistance in Paletine, Sudan and the Ivory Coast.