Commission pledges €100 million to help #Mozambique recover from cyclones #Idai and #Kenneth

| June 4, 2019

The EU has pledged €100 million to help Mozambique recover from the devastating effects of cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which hit the country in March and April this year.

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica made the announcement on June 1 at the International Donors Pledging Conference held in Beira, one of the areas hardest hit by the cyclones.

Mimica said: “The European Union is founded on solidarity: solidarity between its Member States and solidarity with its partner countries worldwide. That is why I am here today, in Mozambique, to announce that the EU will mobilize €100 million to support the country in its efforts to recover, rebuild infrastructure and strengthen resilience. We will also be supporting Malawi and Zimbabwe, which have also been affected by the cyclones.”

During his visit, Commissioner Mimica met the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi. He also visited the Hospital of Beira. The full press release is available online.

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