The European Commission on 20th January adopted its initial annual humanitarian Budget for 2020 worth €900 million.
The European Commission on 20th January adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget for 2020 worth €900 million.
According to EU Commission’s statement, €400 million will go for programmes in Africa, where the aid will support people affected by long-term conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, those suffering food and nutrition crisis in Sahel, and those displaced by violence in South Sudan, Central African Republic, and Lake Chad basin.
In the Middle East, €345 million of EU funding, will address the crisis in Syria and its refugees in neighbouring countries, as well as the extremely critical situation in Yemen.
In Asia and Latin America, EU aid worth €111 million will continue to assist the most vulnerable Populations affected by the crisis in Venezuela and refugees in neighbouring countries.
The European Union will also continue to provide help in Asian countries such as Afghanistan, which has witnessed war for nearly four decades, and Myanmar and Bangladesh, which both host Rohingya Populations, the Commission stated.
Since Climate Change is increasing communities’ vulnerability to humanitarian crises, the funding will help vulnerable Populations in disaster prone countries to better prepare for various natural disasters, such as floods, forest fires and cyclones, the Commission added.
The EU is the leading global humanitarian aid donor and helps people in over 80 countries.