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The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday a contribution of 1.5 billion euros to combat humanitarian crises around the world in 2022.
The EU revealed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the bloc that is at the forefront of the global humanitarian response has contributed the sum of 1.5 billion euros for the global humanitarian crises of 2022, as conflicts continue to escalate.
“While conflict and violence are the source of the main humanitarian needs, the situation is getting worse and worse, such as droughts or floods.
“Spurred on and to help those most affected around the world, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5 billion for 2022.”
The statement also quoted the Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, as saying that: “Humanitarian needs are at an all-time high and continue to grow.
“This is mainly due to conflict, but increasingly due to global challenges such as climate change and COVID-19.
“Our humanitarian funding will allow the EU to do its part of life and cover the basic needs of the affected populations.
“In addition to responding to new and highly visible crises, the budget ensures that we do not detract from addressing existing, protracted or recurring humanitarian crises, such as in Colombia or South Sudan, or the situation of the Rohingya people.”
In a breakdown of the allocation, the EU said 469 million euros would be allocated to sub-Saharan Africa to help those suffering from the food and nutrition crisis, exacerbated in Sahel countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
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Displaced people from the Central African Republic, the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria), South Sudan and the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ethiopia), as well as affected people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were part of those to benefit from 469 million euros.
“Then, 351 million euros will be allocated to the Middle East and North Africa to address the crisis in Syria and the needs of refugees in neighboring countries in the Middle East, as well as the critical situation in Yemen.
“In addition, €152 million will fund projects in South East Europe and the European Neighborhood to address the crises in Ukraine, the Western Balkans and the Caucasus, as well as the effects of the Syrian crisis on Turkey.
The EU said 188 million euros were earmarked to help the most vulnerable populations in Asia and Latin America, with the crises in Afghanistan and Rohingya, and Bangladesh and Myanmar taking the Asian part.
“In Latin America, the EU will continue to provide aid to those affected in Venezuela and Colombia, as well as in Haiti.
“Then lastly, the remaining €370 million would be used for anticipated crises or sudden spikes of existing crises, as well as other operations.
“The funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries better prepare for various natural hazards such as floods, wildfires, earthquakes and cyclones.
EU to donate €1.5b for global humanitarian crises in 2022

The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday a contribution of 1.5 billion euros to combat humanitarian crises around the world in 2022.

The EU revealed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, the bloc that is at the forefront of the global humanitarian response has contributed the sum of 1.5 billion euros for the global humanitarian crises of 2022, as conflicts continue to escalate.

“While conflict and violence are the source of the main humanitarian needs, the situation is getting worse and worse, such as droughts or floods.

“Spurred on and to help those most affected around the world, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5 billion for 2022.”

The statement also quoted the Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, as saying that: “Humanitarian needs are at an all-time high and continue to grow.

“This is mainly due to conflict, but increasingly due to global challenges such as climate change and COVID-19.

“Our humanitarian funding will allow the EU to do its part of life and cover the basic needs of the affected populations.

“In addition to responding to new and highly visible crises, the budget ensures that we do not detract from addressing existing, protracted or recurring humanitarian crises, such as in Colombia or South Sudan, or the situation of the Rohingya people.”

In a breakdown of the allocation, the EU said 469 million euros would be allocated to sub-Saharan Africa to help those suffering from the food and nutrition crisis, exacerbated in Sahel countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

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Also read: The EU will adjust to the ECOWAS sanction to Mali – Borrell

Displaced people from the Central African Republic, the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria), South Sudan and the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ethiopia), as well as affected people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were part of those to benefit from 469 million euros.

“Then, 351 million euros will be allocated to the Middle East and North Africa to address the crisis in Syria and the needs of refugees in neighboring countries in the Middle East, as well as the critical situation in Yemen.

“In addition, €152 million will fund projects in South East Europe and the European Neighborhood to address the crises in Ukraine, the Western Balkans and the Caucasus, as well as the effects of the Syrian crisis on Turkey.

The EU said 188 million euros were earmarked to help the most vulnerable populations in Asia and Latin America, with the crises in Afghanistan and Rohingya, and Bangladesh and Myanmar taking the Asian part.

“In Latin America, the EU will continue to provide aid to those affected in Venezuela and Colombia, as well as in Haiti.

“Then lastly, the remaining €370 million would be used for anticipated crises or sudden spikes of existing crises, as well as other operations.

“The funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries better prepare for various natural hazards such as floods, wildfires, earthquakes and cyclones.

“Ten percent of the funds in all regions will be allocated to education in emergency situations, to allow children and young people to continue their studies,” he said.

The Nigerian News Agency , also reports that in 2021, the European Commission published a proposal to strengthen the EU‘s global humanitarian impact, in order to meet the substantially growing humanitarian needs, exacerbated by the pandemic.

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