EU allocates Over 140billion fund to aid Humanitarian needs
The European Commission has allocated about 140billion fund to aid humanitarian needs in Uganda.
A press statement issued on Monday in Kampala indicated that the fund is part of the commission’s new funding of €149 million for the wider “Horn of Africa”.
The statement notes that with millions in need of urgent assistance in the region, the EU is ensuring that emergency lifesaving support – such as food, nutrition, health and protection, reaches those in need.”
The EC Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenar?i? said, “During the past year, the Greater Horn of Africa countries, 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 COVID-19 pandemic.”
The funding will as well support humanitarian projects in Djibouti as follows;
(€500,000), Kenya (€14 million), Somalia (€42.5 million) and Sudan (€52 million). In addition, €8 million (about Ugx35 billion) is allocated to the efforts against the Desert Locust infestation.
According to the statement, in Uganda, almost four million citizens in addition to 1.4 million refugees, are in need of humanitarian support.
The situation is also worsened by the COVID-19 crisis is undermining the country’s commitment towards a progressive policy on refugees.