Tag: Horn of Africa

#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – EU mobilizes almost €100 million to support most vulnerable in Horn of Africa

#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – EU mobilizes almost €100 million to support most vulnerable in Horn of Africa

| June 29, 2020

The European Commission has announced a €97.2 million package of additional funding for programmes in the Horn of Africa. Under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), this package will support the creation of job opportunities, public finance management and access to education for vulnerable groups, in particular refugees and displaced persons. Out of […]

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Humanitarian Aid: Additional €50 million to tackle #Drought in #HornOfAfrica

Humanitarian Aid: Additional €50 million to tackle #Drought in #HornOfAfrica

| August 8, 2019

The European Commission is mobilizing a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. With many in the region relying on livestock herding and subsistence farming, the prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods. Today’s additional funding brings total EU […]

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#HumanitarianAid – Over €110 million in the #HornOfAfrica

#HumanitarianAid – Over €110 million in the #HornOfAfrica

| June 28, 2019

As the Horn of Africa region continues to be afflicted by severe and prolonged humanitarian crises, the EU announces a new aid package worth €110.5 million. Since 2018, the EU has provided humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa totalling €316.5m. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU is committed to assist […]

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EU confirms support to Horn of Africa ahead of high-level visit of international organizations to the region

EU confirms support to Horn of Africa ahead of high-level visit of international organizations to the region

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today (27 October), the EU has confirmed that it will support the wider region of the Horn of Africa with a total of €3 billion until 2020. The announcement comes ahead of a visit to the region by Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate for Development and Cooperation Marcus Cornaro, and European Union […]

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World Refugee Day: More people being offered protection in the EU

World Refugee Day: More people being offered protection in the EU

Every year conflicts, persecution and natural disasters force millions of children, women and men to flee their homes in search of safety. Some look for refuge in EU. Last year alone member states offered protection to 135,700 asylum seekers, nearly half of which were given refugee status. In honour of World Refugee Day on 20 […]

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EU helps to boost food security and build resilience to drought in Ethiopia

EU helps to boost food security and build resilience to drought in Ethiopia

The European Union has announced that it will provide €50 million to improve food security and build resilience to drought in southern and eastern Ethiopia. The project is part of the Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience (SHARE) initiative taken by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs and Kristalina Georgieva. The new funds will help to boost food security […]

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