The EU has pledged €100 million to help Mozambique recover from the devastating effects of cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which hit the country in March and April this year and brought flooding, landslides and high winds, affecting nearly three million people and causing almost 1000 deaths across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica made the announcement on 1 June at the International Donors Pledging Conference held in Beira, one of the areas hardest hit by the cyclones.
The EU has already mobilised around €17 million in humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of this disaster.