EU announces €25 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia

EU announces €25 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia
The European Union (EU) announced to provide €25 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia in 2016.

EU announced to provide a total of €77 million humanitarian aid in 2016 to the Horn of Africa, as the region continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people.

The Horn of Africa region is hosting some 1.7 million refugees. More than half a million live in Kenya.

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, made the announcement during his visit to Kenya, where he visited the Dadaab refugee camp, the largest in the world, hosting over 350 000 people.

With €29 million, Somalia will be the main aid recipient, followed by Ethiopia (€25 million) and Kenya (€17 million). The remaining aid will be delivered to Uganda, Djibouti and regional Disaster Risk Reduction.

Last month, the EU announced €79 million in assistance for the Greater Horn of Africa, to help deal specifically with the consequences caused by El Niño.

Source: European Union Commission

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