EU pledges over €152mn in humanitarian aid for Africa’s Sahel

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An image made available 10 July 2012 showing a woman waiting for the distribution of food by the Austrian Caritas on the outskirts of Niamey, Niger, 02 July 2012. About 19 million people are threatened by famine in the area. European Union countries and international partners pledged 18 June 2012 to funnel an extra 940 million euros (1.2 billion dollars) into the Sahel region in West Africa.

EU pledges over €152mn in humanitarian aid for Africa’s Sahel


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The European Union is providing €152.05 million to help those in need in the region as Sahel countries continue to suffer from armed conflict, climate change and a food and nutrition crisis.
Adding last year’s funding, EU-funded humanitarian aid to the Sahel amounts to more than €423 million, making the EU one of the largest donors in the the region.
The aid will help in three main areas: food security, healthcare and preparedness.

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