EU Mobilizes 19 Billion Birr to Support Ethiopian Health System amid Pandemic (June 15, 2020)

European Union and its member states have mobilized €487 Million or 19 Billion Birr to support the Ethiopian Health System amid coronavirus pandemic.

The information from the Union indicates, the financial support is aimed to enhance quarantine sites, realize social protection enhancement, livelihood recovery and strengthen Ethiopia’s economic response to the pandemic.

Furthermore, EU has demonstrating continued promotion of multilateralism and underlining the need for an integrated, effective and coherent global response to this pandemic through WHO.

The EU with Team Europe is also contributing 60 million Euros to IGAD ‘s regional coordination in supporting border facilities, continuity of health services, ensuring critical supply chains for safe trade and promoting digital solutions for the COVID-19 health response.

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