EU continues to address humanitarian needs in Ethiopia by allocating over €53 million

(Credit: Unsplash)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission.


The EU has announced today new funding of €53.7 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia, including those affected by the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, who will arrive in Ethiopia tomorrow and will meet Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, said: “The conflict in the Tigray region has exacerbated an already difficult situation in Ethiopia. Humanitarian needs –like food security, health and shelter – are growing. Violence is increasing in several parts of the country. The situation in Tigray remains severe despite slight improvements, keeping millions of people in need of assistance. The key priority therefore remains to ensure humanitarian access to all those in need in Tigray. The safety and security of humanitarian personnel must be ensured, in accordance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The EU, together with its Member States, has been one of the largest humanitarian donors to the crisis. We continue to call for the respect of IHL, including the obligation to protect civilians and for the perpetrators of all attacks on civilians to be swiftly brought to justice.”

The funding announced today 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 the Tigray crisis last year, which brought the total EU funding for humanitarian partners in Ethiopia to over €63 million in 2020.

Background

Internal conflicts, ethnic tensions and political crises in the region – including the Tigray conflict, which broke out in November 2020 – are expected to continue, leading to further displacement of populations, including internal forced displacement.

In December 2020, the EU increased humanitarian funding for the Tigray region and its spill-over effect on other regions within Ethiopia and neighbouring Sudan by €24.8 million. In Ethiopia, EU-funded humanitarian partners had received an extra €18.8 million. The additional funding helped replenishing and pre-positioning life-saving goods and equipment urgently, providing life-saving services such as water and health, and enhancing treatment for malnutrition. This brought the total humanitarian support for Ethiopia to over €63 million in 2020.

The funding announced today will also be allocated to ensuring a rapid response capacity to new and rapid-onset conflicts and natural shocks, such as drought, floods, and epidemics. As Ethiopia is hosting almost 770 000 refugees from other African countries, humanitarian aid will also be allocated to addressing the critical needs of the most vulnerable refugees.

the sting Milestones

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

Eurozone bank rescues ‘a la carte’ until 2015 then only bail-ins

UN health agency launches week of action to ban lead paint

German stock market is not affected by the Greek debt revolution while Athens is running out of time

Is China about to launch its own cryptocurrency?

5 ways new monitoring technologies can help cities combat air pollution

Compensation for damages by the State for infringement of EU law: the European Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice for its rules on the compensation for damages incurred by private parties

Supermarket supply chains are driving poverty and inequality. We can do better

EU-US trade agreement talks to be affected by American bugs

EU leading in global agri-food trade

Commission statement on the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire

UNICEF calls on supply chain and transport industry to take COVID-19 vaccines to the world

This UK footballer just won free school meals for kids in the summer holidays

More accessible products and services for disabled and elderly people

Mexico City is banning single-use plastics

The Oslo model: how to prepare your city for the electric-vehicle surge

The green hydrogen revolution has started, and it won’t be stopped

State aid: Commission approves €73 million of Italian support to compensate Alitalia for further damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

Clean Mobility: Commission tables proposal on car emissions testing in real driving conditions

EU Security Union Strategy: connecting the dots in a new security ecosystem

The Mental Health Hero in You

How Greece was destroyed

South Sudan: ‘Horrific acts’ by government may constitute ‘war crimes’ says UN, demanding justice

World is ‘on notice’ as major UN report shows one million species face extinction

Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency

ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves

Wind farms now provide 14% of EU power – these countries are leading the way

Is corporation tax good or bad for growth?

‘Spectre of poverty’ hangs over tribes and indigenous groups: UN labour agency

Spring 2019 Economic Forecast: Growth continues at a more moderate pace

Parliament adopts new rules for short-stay visas

Schools must look to the future when connecting students to the internet

70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this is why we need dignity more than ever

Geopolitics and investment in emerging markets after COVID-19

Here’s how sustainable aviation fuel can take off in Europe

MEPs back plans to promote water reuse for agricultural irrigation

First EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers agreed

93 million children with disabilities ‘among the most likely to be left behind’: UN rights chief

Why Obama asks approval from Congress to bomb Syria?

We need to measure innovation better. Here’s how

No better year for the EU’s weak chain links

An open letter from business to world leaders: “Be ambitious, and together we can address climate change”

UN chief condemns attack in south-west Iran which killed dozens

3 steps to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in the digital age

90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers

Companies can help build a more inclusive world. Here’s how

Let your fingers do the walking

Trump ‘used’ G20 to side with Putin and split climate and trade packs

Breaking news on European Youth Employment: European Youth Forum Guide tackles poor quality internships!

No recovery for EU economy in sight and a Brexit can aggravate things for everyone

The role of junior entrepreneurs as a bridge between academia and business world

Why does death prefer to hold a scythe rather than my hand?

Main results of EU Environment Council, 25/06/2018

German political spillovers: ECB’s Draghi resists first attacks by AfD

MEPs strongly condemn continuing violence in Yemen and military coup in Myanmar

Creating shared value: an opportunity and challenge for entrepreneurship

How 3 MENA business leaders are building resilient companies post-COVID-19

These 3 tech visionaries are reinventing the wheelchair

Healthcare workers’ safety: a forgotten necessity

Electronics can trigger a more circular, sustainable world – here’s how

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s