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Coronavirus - Somalia: Three European Union (EU) Humanitarian Air Bridge flights to Deliver protective equipment & medical supplies to Somalia

Three EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights will deliver protective equipment & medical supplies to Somalia. This will reinforce the country's #coronavirus response as well as humanitarian projects in the recently flood-hit areas.

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Coronavirus - Africa: European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa - New assistance package to support vulnerable groups and address COVID-19 in North Africa

This new funding will also strengthen the immediate response capacity, reinforce the health systems and services in the North African partner countries

Today, as part of the EU's global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the EU - through its Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) - has adopted a new assistance package to protect migrants, stabilise local communities and respond to COVID-19 in North Africa. This package includes €80 million in new…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Floods in East Africa - EU provides initial emergency assistance

Funding will be supporting aid organisations in Ethiopia (€850,000), Kenya (€500,000), Somalia (€1.4 million) and Uganda (€250,000)

The EU has mobilised €3 million in emergency assistance to countries in East Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall over the past weeks, triggering devastating landslides and floods. “In a region that is already battling the effects of a serious locust infestation and the coronavirus pandemic, these floods…

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Coronavirus - Sahel: European Union (EU) announces €194 million additional support to the Sahel

The new financial commitments announced today are composed of €112 million to help strengthen the security and defence capabilities of the G5 Sahel countries

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell participated in the EU-G5 Sahel videoconference. The videoconference provided an opportunity to reaffirm the EU's support to the region,…

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Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported…

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Ebola: EU announces new funds to strengthen preparedness in Burundi

The European Union is stepping up its assistance to Burundi with €465,000 to further strengthen Ebola preparedness measures by authorities and aid organisations in the country

The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to spread in the east of the country with a high risk of a spill-over into the neighbouring countries. The European Union is stepping up its assistance to Burundi with €465,000 to further strengthen Ebola preparedness measures by…

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Humanitarian Aid: additional €50 million to tackle drought in the Horn of Africa

In addition, EU aid will contribute to assisting humanitarian agencies in the region to pre-emptively scale up their actions in the hardest hit areas

The European Commission is mobilising a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. With many in the region relying on livestock herding and subsistence farming, the prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods. Today's…

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EU provides additional €10 million for humanitarian assistance in Zimbabwe

EU humanitarian support will aim to alleviate the impact of food shortages on the most vulnerable people whose livelihoods has been affected by recurring climate disasters

The EU has announced that it is providing an additional €10 million in funding to help address growing humanitarian needs in Zimbabwe. A combination of climatic shocks, exacerbated by the economic crisis, led to critical food shortages. The situation is not expected to improve until April 2020, when the next…

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in the Tajoura detention centre

The European Union is strongly committed to fighting traffickers and smugglers and to strengthening the capacity of the Libyan Coast Guard to save lives at sea

The release of the detainees remaining in the Tajoura detention centre, hit by a deadly attack on 2 July, is a positive step by the Libyan authorities. All refugees and migrants have to be released from detention and provided with all the necessary assistance. In this context, we have supported…

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Stakeholders meet to jointly review education sector progress in Somalia

The review also aims to assess the progress made towards the implementation of the Education Sector Strategic Plan 2018 to 2020

Today, education stakeholders gather in Mogadishu to discuss the progress in the education sector as well as challenges and plans from improving access to quality education and training for Somali children and youth. The two-day workshop brings together federal and state education authorities, donors, implementing partners, civil society and private…