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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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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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Humanitarian aid: over €110 million in the Horn of Africa

Since 2018, the EU has provided humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa totalling €316.5 million

As the Horn of Africa region continues to be afflicted by severe and prolonged humanitarian crises, the EU announces a new aid package worth €110.5 million. Since 2018, the EU has provided humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa totalling €316.5 million. “The EU is committed to assist people in…

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European Union Working with Kenya on Vital Coffee Research

During his visit to Kenya's Coffee Research Institute (CRI), EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan today urged Kenya to improve the competitiveness of export products through disease control and research as a way of promoting market access and productivity of agricultural commodities. Commissioner Hogan’s visit comes during…

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EU mobilises €125 million for countries affected by ‘El Niño’

The current El Niño is expected to be the strongest on record, surpassing the 1997/1998 El Niño. The European Union is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The…