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Humanitarian aid: European Union allocates €18 million in Algeria, Egypt and Libya

The new funding for humanitarian organisations in Algeria, Egypt and Libya will help vulnerable people affected by conflicts, instability or displacement

The European Commission has announced its humanitarian funding for North Africa for 2022 amounting to €18 million. The funding will support some of the most vulnerable people in Algeria, Egypt and Libya. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič said: "*The European Union is committed to supporting people in need no…

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EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

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Sahel food crisis: EU allocates €15 million in additional humanitarian funding

The number of people suffering from the food crisis in Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Mauritania is at a record high compared to previous years

The EU has allocated €15 million in additional humanitarian funding to Africa's Sahel region, in response to the unprecedented food crisis affecting more than 8.7 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Mauritania. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said “Earlier this year, the EU reaffirmed its commitment to the Sahel…

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EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to deliver aid to Mozambique

The flight is expected to arrive in Pemba, Mozambique, on 3 July 2021

In the margins of the G20 Ministerial event on 30 June in Brindisi, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight, co-organised also with Italy and Portugal, will depart to Mozambique, carrying 15 tonnes of life-saving cargo addressing pressing humanitarian needs. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, who is attending the G20 event…

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EU launches €100 million humanitarian initiative to support COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa

This €100 million initiative is part of the European Commission's efforts to ensure equitable and fair access to safe and effective vaccines to all

Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, will visit the Africa Centres for Disease control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in Addis Ababa. This visit marks the start of the implementation of the EU's new €100 million humanitarian initiative in support of the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa. As announced by the President…

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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: 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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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…