EU reinforces humanitarian aid

The European Commission proposes €14.8 billion for humanitarian aid, of which €5 billion come from the European Union Recovery Instrument to reinforce the humanitarian aid. We need an ambitious external budget, positioning the EU as leading geopolitical actor. With the #NextGenerationEU we will be able to concretely support our global partners, from providing financial assistance…

COVID19: EU supports Africa women

European Commission among the other prominent international players has been alarmed by the rising levels of violence against women and girls, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic confinement measures but also following the social-economic stress and insecurity that many families have to face. In sub-Saharan Africa women are disproportionally more exposed to both health and…

EU additional €50M aid across world

Today the European Commission announced an additional €50 million in humanitarian aid to help respond to the dramatic increase in humanitarian needs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic globally. The new funding follows increased appeals by humanitarian organisations, including the UN Global Appeal. .@EU_Commission a annoncé ce jour l'octroi d'une aide humanitaire supplémentaire de 50 millions…

COVID19: EU aid to Central African Republic

Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, is travelling today to Bangui on the first flight and will meet H.E. Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic, as well as humanitarian organisations. Pont humanitaire européen en #RCA : @JanezLenarcic : "Vous pouvez compter sur l'UE pour défendre votre droit à la paix, à la sécurité…

Humanitarian aid €30M to Sudan

The European Union provides €30 million in humanitarian funding for vulnerable people in Sudan to help address needs in the country. 1/ #Darfur hosts ca. 1.5 million internally displaced people and 500,000 refugees. The region suffered from years of conflict and violence that affected millions. Providing humanitarian assistance and strengthening resilience will remain on top…

EU aid to Africa hunger emergency

The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The funding comes as large parts of southern Africa are currently in the grip of their harshest drought in decades. Many poor households in drought-affected areas…

EU €34.275M aid to Great Lakes region

This week the European Commission has announced €34.275 million in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable people in the Great Lakes region in Africa. The aid will mainly help address urgent humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo and provide continued support to Burundian refugees in the region. “Food insecurity in the Democratic…

Ebola hits South Kivu

A woman and her child were confirmed with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu region this week, which outlines new challenges in defeating the outbreak. Health officials expressed their concerns that the latest cases were registered more than 700 km south from the initial epicenter of the outbreak . A mother and…

Ebola fighters under attack

World Health Organization (WHO) said it feared continued “intense transmission” of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic is 994 and expected to exceed 1,000 within hours. The WHO plans to introduce an unlicensed new Ebola vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson, in addition to a Merck vaccine…

Ethiopia receives €89 million EU aid

EU announces new humanitarian package for those most in need in Ethiopia. On an official visit to Ethiopia, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced today €89 million in humanitarian support for 2018-2019 whilst visiting EU aid projects in the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia where many people have fled their homes due…