The European Union (EU) Monday announced new funding of €53.7 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia, including those affected by law enforcement operations in Tigray regional state.The funding will be dedicated to addressing the acute needs of those affected by conflict and climate shocks, including populations in displacement and the communities hosting the displaced.
This comes on top of additional funding for Tigray last year, which brought the total EU funding for humanitarian partners in Ethiopia to over €63 million in 2020.
According to a statement issued by the EU, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, will arrive in Ethiopia tomorrow to meet Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen.
The EU Sunday launched three new grants to support the work of IGAD in the promotion of peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.
The grants amounting to €4.2 million are part of the EU Trust Fund programme supported by the EU, Austria Development Agency, the Netherlands and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
These additional grants are part of the overall €36 million provided under IGAD Promoting Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa Region (IPPSHAR).