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African Union and European Union step up digital cooperation for sustainable development in Africa following EU-AU Summit

The event, which took place virtually, was co-hosted by the African Union Commission and the European Commission

Digital cooperation is a cornerstone of the AU-EU strategic partnership. This was underlined by representatives from the European Union and the African Union at the first Africa-Europe Digital for Development (D4D) Hub Multi-Stakeholder Forum, which took place on 18 March 2022, under the theme “Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development in…

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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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Sudan: Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments

The EU calls upon the military to return to the path of a fair and open dialogue with civilians

With reference to the joint statement of the Troika, EU and Switzerland last Friday, the EU condemns in the strongest terms the violence perpetrated against peaceful civilian protestors on Saturday 13 November. We are also very worried about the detention of journalists. Freedom of expression, access to information and ability…

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Zambian smallholders to benefit from EUR 30 Million agriculture investment initiative launched by Zanaco and Team Europe

The new initiative will improve agricultural productivity, upgrade agricultural processing, and support a sector severely impacted by COVID-19 challenges

First targeted European Investment Bank support for sustainable agriculture investment in Zambia; Initiative to increase access to finance, support job creation and enhance agricultural productivity; Impact strengthened by agriculture and financial best-practice technical assistance; Dedicated focus to increase access to finance by female smallholders Smallholder farmers and rural cooperatives across…

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Coronavirus: 13 European countries provide urgent assistance to Tunisia

In addition, the EU has released €700,000 from its Epidemics Tool to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Tunisia

To help Tunisia cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the worrying health situation within the country, the European Union and its member states continue to mobilise emergency aid via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Several member states reacted to Tunisia's request, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France,…

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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.