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#HumanitarianAid – €64 million for most vulnerable in Southern Africa

#HumanitarianAid – €64 million for most vulnerable in Southern Africa

| July 21, 2020

The Commission is providing €64.7 million in humanitarian aid for countries in the southern Africa region to help support people in need dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions such as persistent drought in the region and other crises. Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “The EU is helping to provide life-saving assistance to […]

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#Coronavirus global response: EU programme promotes digital solutions in #Africa

#Coronavirus global response: EU programme promotes digital solutions in #Africa

| July 20, 2020

The European Commission has announced a €10.4 million programme to promote digital solutions to fight the coronavirus pandemic and to improve the resilience of health and education systems in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi. The programme will be extended to additional countries from across Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean at […]

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#EUEmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – New assistance package to support vulnerable groups and address COVID-19 in North Africa

#EUEmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – New assistance package to support vulnerable groups and address COVID-19 in North Africa

| July 6, 2020

The European Commission has adopted, through the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), a new assistance package for North Africa to protect migrants, stabilise local communities and respond to COVID-19. This package includes €80 million in new funds in support to Libya and Tunisia, as well as €30m reallocated from non-contracted actions under the North of Africa window of the […]

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#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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Future Africa-Caribbean-Pacific States/EU Partnership – #Cotonou negotiations resume at ministerial level

Future Africa-Caribbean-Pacific States/EU Partnership – #Cotonou negotiations resume at ministerial level

| June 15, 2020

The EU and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific Sates (OACPS), formerly named the ACP Group of States, have resumed talks at the highest political level. This is the first meeting since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with the objective to advance talks towards the finishing line on the new ‘Post Cotonou’ agreement. […]

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Floods in #EastAfrica – EU provides initial emergency assistance

Floods in #EastAfrica – EU provides initial emergency assistance

| June 1, 2020

The EU has mobilized €3 million in emergency assistance to countries in East Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall over the past weeks, triggering devastating landslides and floods. “In a region that is already battling the effects of a serious locust infestation and the coronavirus pandemic, these floods are adding to the hardships […]

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#EUAid – Impact of #Coronavirus in #Africa could be devastating

#EUAid – Impact of #Coronavirus in #Africa could be devastating

| April 24, 2020

Coronavirus in Africa could be devastating, which is why Europe’s response should go beyond our borders, said Development Committee Chairman Tomas Tobé. Given the vulnerability of healthcare systems in many developing countries, the coronavirus could have devastating effects, warn members of Parliament’s development committee. The EU is working to support its member states and cushion the economic […]

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