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Friday, April 13, 2018

The EU pledges 77 million euro for the DRC crisis

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News The European Union is co-hosting the DRC Humanitarian Conference in Geneva, together with the United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to mobilise resources to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC.

On this occasion, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reiterated the EU's support in response to the worsening humanitarian situation in the region. It is under the Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) of the European Commission, that the EU will contribute with 77 million euro in emergency and development assistance for the crisis in the DRC.

From today's pledge, 49.5 million euro – which were announced by Commissioner Stylianides during his recent visit in the DRC – will address the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the DRC and finance humanitarian flight services to the most remote areas of the country. Another 27.6 million euro will address health, food security, education, and resilience building in the DRC. Beyond the pledged amount, the European Union also allocated 6 million euro to support DRC refugees and hosting communities in neighbouring Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Source :  Press room - European Commission


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