#HumanitarianAid – €10.5 million for south and south-east Asia

| July 23, 2019

To help the most affected communities in south and south-east Asia hit by natural disasters and humanitarian crises, the European Commission has mobilized a new humanitarian funding package worth €10.5 million. This includes €1.5m in emergency aid for the victims of ongoing monsoons in India and Bangladesh, where more than 500,000 people have been displaced.

The remaining funds will be provided in Nepal and the Philippines as well as for disaster risk-reduction initiatives in the region.

“The countries in south Asia are facing an increasingly worse monsoon season. Heavy rains and flooding have created a large-scale humanitarian situation in India and Bangladesh. During these difficult times, EU solidarity makes a difference: our support will reach those most in need providing water, sanitation and essential supplies. In the wider region, the EU is also supporting Nepal and the Philippines to be better prepared for natural disasters and get aid to those most in need,” said Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides.

More details are available in the press release here.

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