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52 million euros additional aid from the European Union to Sudan

In Sudan, the European Union announced the provision of 52 million euros in additional humanitarian aid to Sudan.

The European Union Mission in Sudan said, in a statement today, Sunday, that with the increase in humanitarian needs in the Horn of Africa, the European Commission announced new funding of 149 million euros in aid to the countries of the Horn of Africa in 2021.

Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarchic said: “During the past year, the major countries of the Horn of Africa, in addition to being affected by conflict and displacement, faced the so-called triple threat of desert locust invasion, the impact of climate change and the Corona epidemic, which resulted in millions in need of urgent assistance in the region and the arrival of support. Life saver in emergency situations, such as food, nutrition, health and protection, to the needy. "

The statement added: "The funding announced today will support humanitarian projects in Djibouti (500,000 euros), Kenya (14 million euros), Somalia (42.5 million euros), Sudan (52 million euros) and Uganda (32 million euros). Allocating € 8 million for efforts to combat the Desert Locust infestation.

He explained that in Sudan, there are more than 13.4 million people in need of humanitarian aid, including one million asylum seekers or registered refugees, while more than 9 million people need food aid.