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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.

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Coronavirus - Africa: European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa - New assistance package to support vulnerable groups and address COVID-19 in North Africa

This new funding will also strengthen the immediate response capacity, reinforce the health systems and services in the North African partner countries

Today, as part of the EU's global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the EU - through its Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) - has adopted a new assistance package to protect migrants, stabilise local communities and respond to COVID-19 in North Africa. This package includes €80 million in new…

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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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Coronavirus - Sahel: European Union (EU) announces €194 million additional support to the Sahel

The new financial commitments announced today are composed of €112 million to help strengthen the security and defence capabilities of the G5 Sahel countries

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell participated in the EU-G5 Sahel videoconference. The videoconference provided an opportunity to reaffirm the EU's support to the region,…

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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…