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EU announces €60M humanitarian aid for Horn of Africa

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The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to feed drought stricken people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.According to a statement the EU released on Friday, the additional assistance brings EU humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region (including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti) to nearly €260 million, since the beginning of the year.

The newly-announced EU aid is meant to support humanitarian partners already responding to the needs of the affected populations to step up emergency food assistance and treatment of malnutrition.

Projects addressing water supply, livestock protection and response to outbreaks will also be supported, the statement added.

The bulk of the funding (€40 million) will go to help the most vulnerable in Somalia, while €15 million will go to Ethiopia and €5 million to Kenya.



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