Humanitarian aid: the European Union allocates 18 million euros to Algeria, Egypt and Libya
The European Commission has announced its humanitarian funding for North Africa for 2022 amounting to €18 million. The funding will support some of the most vulnerable people in Algeria, Egypt and Libya.
Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “The European Union is committed to supporting people in need, wherever they are. New funding for humanitarian organizations in Algeria, Egypt and Libya will help vulnerable people affected by conflict, instability or displacement. As their situation has become increasingly difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will help meet their basic needs and ensure they can access health care, education and other services. *”
The funding is distributed as follows:
- €9 million in Algeria to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of vulnerable Sahrawi refugees. The funds will help them access food, nutrition, improve access to clean water and basic health care as well as education.
- €5 million in Egypt will help the most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers stranded in the poorest neighborhoods of urban centres. The funding will enable safe and sustainable access to quality education, protective services and basic needs.
- €4 million in Libya will help meet the humanitarian health, education and protection needs of the most deprived people in urban centers and hard-to-reach areas.
EU-funded humanitarian aid is channeled impartially to affected populations only through UN agencies, international agencies and NGOs.
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