The European Commission is mobilising an additional €10 million in humanitarian assistance for the many people still dealing with the consequences of the 2 unprecedented tropical cyclones that hit Mozambique in 2019.
Following the extensive damage caused by the 2 powerful earthquakes that struck Albania on 21 September 2019 and the heavy rains that hit the same area soon after, the Albanian authorities called for international assistance via the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Through the European Union’s coordination, first aid supplies and relief items, such as emergency tents, power generators and food aid kits are being provided to the affected areas.
The European Commission has announced €34.275 million in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable people in the Great Lakes region in Africa. The aid will mainly help address urgent humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo and provide continued support to Burundian refugees in the region.
Initiative of the European Union, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (DG ECHO)
The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (DG ECHO) aims to save and preserve life, prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.