European Union offers $50 million in aid for African regions affected by food insecurity, malnutrition
The European Union is offering $50.3 million in aid to help Southern Africa, the Indian Ocean region and Africa's Great Lakes areas.
The areas have faced numerous food insecurity and natural disasters in recent years.
"We stand in full solidarity with the people of Africa," Christos Stylianides, commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, said in a press release. "The assistance announced today will help the millions affected by forced displacement, food insecurity, and natural disasters in the Great Lakes region and in the Southern part of the continent. The EU remains committed to help people in need wherever they are and to leave no one behind."
Humanitarian partners in Democratic Republic of Congo will receive more than $24.3 million of the funding allocated for the Great Lakes region, since more than 2 million people have been displaced by conflict and malnutrition is a major issue.
In Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions, drought and other natural disasters such as cyclones have caused food security problems.
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