EU’s Humanitarian Aid Budget Reaches Record


January 17, 2019

EU’s Humanitarian Aid Budget Reaches Record

The European Union allocates the record-breaking budget of 1.6 billion euro aimed at humanitarian assistance in 2019, UNN reports with reference to Polskie Radio. 

It is indicated that the biggest part of the budget will be allocated to Syria and to refugees from this Arabic state and Yemen, who are staying in the neighbouring countries. In Africa, the EU will support people in the regions where people have suffered from crisis in South Sudan, Central African Republic, the Lake Chad Basin, and the Democratic Republic of Congo suffering from an Ebola outbreak, as well as in regions suffering from food crisis, like the Sahel. 

In Latin America, the EU’s funding will help people who have suffered from the crisis in Venezuela and Colombia. The European Union will continue its assistance to Afghanistan. In Europe, the EU’s humanitarian assistance will be focused on people, who became victims of conflict in Ukraine. 

It should be reminded that on December 13, the European Union allocated 4 mln euro of humanitarian aid to the population in the east of Ukraine. 

UNN has informed earlier that the European Union is ready to render humanitarian assistance to Indonesia suffering from the tsunami consequences.