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Friday, May 26, 2017

14,3 million euro aid for natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean

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News As EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides participates in the UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, the European Commission announced new funding of €14.3 million from the Development Cooperation Instrument to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Latin America and Caribbean region is one of the world's most disaster-prone areas and is highly exposed to natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis, landslides and droughts.

The new funding will be used to build resilience in local communities and support food security needs of populations stricken by natural disasters. Since 1994, the Commission has provided over €1 billion in humanitarian assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on the populations most affected by natural disasters and violence, and on preparing communities for future hazards.

Source :  DG for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)


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