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EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

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                                The budget ensures that we do not detract from addressing existing, protracted or recurring humanitarian crises, such as in Colombia or South Sudan.
                            
                            
                                                
                            
                                                            BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 17, 2022/APO Group/ -- 
                                                        
                            Humanitarian crises around the world continue to grow.  Conflict and violence are the source of significant humanitarian needs.  Furthermore, the situation is getting worse and worse due to natural hazards, fueled by climate change and environmental degradation.



To help those most affected around the world, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5 billion for 2022.

Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “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 and continue to save lives and meet the basic needs of affected populations.  In addition to responding to new and highly visible crises, the budget ensures that we will not detract from addressing existing, protracted or recurring humanitarian crises, such as in Colombia or South Sudan or the situation of the Rohingya people.
EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

The budget ensures that we do not detract from addressing existing, protracted or recurring humanitarian crises, such as in Colombia or South Sudan.

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 17, 2022/APO Group/ —

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to grow. Conflict and violence are the source of significant humanitarian needs. Furthermore, the situation is getting worse and worse due to natural hazards, fueled by climate change and environmental degradation.

To help those most affected around the world, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5 billion for 2022.

Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “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 and continue to save lives and meet the basic needs of affected populations. In addition to responding to new and highly visible crises, the budget ensures that we will not detract from addressing existing, protracted or recurring humanitarian crises, such as in Colombia or South Sudan or the situation of the Rohingya people.”

EU humanitarian aid in 2022 will be allocated as follows:

€469 million will be allocated to sub-Saharan Africa. The funding will support those suffering from the food and nutrition crisis exacerbated by the conflict in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger). It will also help those displaced by violence in the Central African Republic, the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria), South Sudan, and the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Ethiopia). The funding will also address the needs of people affected by the long-term conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. €351 million of EU humanitarian funding will be allocated to the Middle East and North Africa. It will address the crisis in Syria, as well as the needs of refugees in neighboring countries in the Middle East, as well as the critical situation in Yemen. €152 million will fund projects in South-East Europe and the European Neighborhood that will address the crises in Ukraine, the Western Balkans and the Caucasus, as well as the effects of the Syrian crisis on Turkey. €188 million will continue to help the most vulnerable populations in Asia and Latin America. In Asia, this includes the Afghanistan and Rohingya (Bangladesh and Myanmar) crises. In Latin America, the EU will continue to provide aid to those affected by the crises in Venezuela, Colombia and Haiti. The remaining €370 million will be used for unforeseen crises or sudden peaks 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.

Around 10% of the funds in all regions will be allocated to education in emergencies to enable children and young people to continue their studies.

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The EU has been providing humanitarian aid since 1992 in more than 110 countries, reaching millions of people around the world every year.

EU assistance is delivered strictly through partner humanitarian organisations, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, and the Red Cross family, which have signed association agreements with the EU. In addition, the EU closely monitors the use of EU funds through its global network of humanitarian experts and has strong rules to ensure funds are well spent.

In 2021, the European Commission published a Communication proposing to strengthen the EU‘s global humanitarian impact to meet the substantially increased humanitarian needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Communication proposes a series of key actions to speed up the provision of humanitarian aid by broadening the resource base, supporting a better enabling environment for humanitarian actors and addressing the root causes of crises through a of “Team Europe” and effective humanitarian development. peace nexus It highlights a renewed focus on international humanitarian law and also aims to address the dramatic humanitarian impact of climate change.

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