In response to Typhoon Damrey, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Vietnam’s central and south-central regions in early November, the European Commission is providing €200 000 in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected communities. The aid will respond to the urgent needs of more than 10 000 heavily-impacted people in the provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa.
Following a series of eruptions of Mount Agung volcano in Indonesia’s island of Bali which began late September, the European Commission will provide €100 000 to deliver emergency relief assistance to the most affected families. The aid will directly benefit 11 000 people in some of the worst-hit districts of Bangli, Bulenleng, Gianyar, and Karangasem.
The Commission announced additional humanitarian aid for two major projects through the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, that both work by providing monthly transfers via debit card.
The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) which is implemented by the World Food Programme will receive €650 million. A further €50 million will boost the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) project implemented by UNICEF.
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.