EU Provides €53.7m In Humanitarian Aid For Ethiopia (April 19, 2021)

The European Union (EU) has announced today new funding of €53.7 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia, including those affected by law enforcement operation in Tigray regional state.

The funding announced today will be dedicated to addressing the acute needs of those affected by conflict and climate shocks, including populations in displacement and the communities hosting the displaced.

This comes on top of additional funding for Tigray last year, which brought the total EU funding for humanitarian partners in Ethiopia to over €63 million in 2020.

According to a statement issued by the EU, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, will arrive in Ethiopia tomorrow to meet Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen.

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