The European Union (EU) in Sudan announced on Monday that it will provide 52 million euros in additional humanitarian aid to Sudan.
Khartoum, Al Taghyeer
The delegation of the EU to Sudan stated, in an official statement, that as humanitarian needs increase in the Horn of Africa, the European Commission announced new funding of 149 million euros, in aid to the states of the Horn of Africa in 2021.
The statement indicated that “the funding announced will support humanitarian projects in Djibouti (500,000 euros), Kenya (14 million euros), Somalia (42.5 million euros), Sudan (52 million euros) and Uganda (32 million euros), in addition to that, 8 million euros is allocated to efforts to combat the Desert Locust infestation. The statement reflected that in Sudan, there are more than 13.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including 1 million registered asylum-seekers and refugees, while more than 9 million people require food assistance. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said that during the past year, the states of the Horn of Africa, in addition to being affected by conflict and displacement, have also been facing the so-called triple threat of desert locust infestation, the impact of climate change and the coronavirus pandemic. Pointing out that millions in the region are in need of urgent assistance; the EU is ensuring that emergency lifesaving support, such as food, nutrition, health and protection, for those in need.