Humanitarian Aid: additional €50 million to tackle drought in the Horn of Africa

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Wednesday August 7, 2019 (RBB NEWS) – The European Commission publicized on 7 August 2019 a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian aid to help the people affected by drought in the Horn of Africa.

Funding will support drought hit communities in Somalia (€25 million), Ethiopia (€20 million), Kenya (€3 million) and Uganda (€2 million). As many in the Horn of Africa

rely heavily on livestock herding, the lengthy drought is causing painful consequences on the herders and availability of food supply. Which causes a chain effect impacting others in the region.

To date since 2018, the total funding by the EU humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region is €366.5 million