(Ecofin Agency) - Ethiopia will benefit from $64 million provided by the European Union to pursue its assistance to needy people. The information was reported in an April 19 statement by the institution.
Once the funds are available, they will go for humanitarian assistance initiatives towards people affected by conflicts and climate shocks, including displaced people and host communities. Stressing the importance of this program, Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, said the conflict in the Tigray region has exacerbated an already-difficult situation in the Horn of Africa country. "Humanitarian needs - even basic survival needs like food security, health and shelter -- are growing,” he said.
This new allocation is intended to reinforce the efforts already made by the EU for humanitarian aid in Ethiopia, particularly in the context of the conflict in Tigray. In 2020, the funding mobilized by the institution for the country reached $77.2 million._
Let’s note that the money will also be used to improve the provision of basic needs for the most vulnerable of Ethiopia's 770,000 refugees from other African countries.
Carine Sossoukpè (intern)