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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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EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa region

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in South Sudan, Somalia and its neighbouring countries, during an official visit to the African Union. On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for…

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African Union Commission and European Commission meet to address shared EU-Africa challenges

Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Africa's political capital, Addis Ababa. This is the biggest Africa-EU political meeting of the year. Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Africa's political capital,…

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Vice-President Georgieva and Commissioner Mimica to attend African Union summit in Addis

Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina Georgieva and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will attend the 26th African Union Summit on Saturday 30 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the EU to again show the African continent our…

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EU announces €77 million in humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa for 2016

Commissioner Stylianides has announced today €77 million in EU humanitarian assistance for the Horn of Africa in 2016

With the Horn of Africa continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people, the EU has announced €77 million in humanitarian aid for the region in 2016. The Horn of Africa region is hosting some 1.7 million refugees. More than half…

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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…

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The European Union announces new support for Somali refugees

The European Union will announce €60 million in additional support for Somali refugees at a Ministerial Pledging Conference in Brussels

Today, High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini and the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will announce €60 million to support Somali refugees in Somalia and Kenya.  This announcement will be made during a Ministerial Pledging Conference on Somali Refugees taking place in Brussels.   Prior…

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Joint statement by Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia:

We met today and confirmed the strategic relationship, 40 years strong, between the European Union and Ethiopia in promoting economic growth, enhancing peace and security in the region, managing migration and mobility and strengthening the foundations of democracy and inclusivity.   In this regard, we have agreed to elevate the…