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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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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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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…