brussels - For the three countries in the Horn of Africa worst affected by drought, the European Union draws 60 million euros extra. In Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, 17 million people are in danger of starvation and cholera. The expectation is that the situation will deteriorate in the coming months.
The money goes to food aid, cattle protection and water and health projects. For Somalia 40 million is reserved, for Ethiopia 15 million and for Kenya 5 million.
The total amount of EU humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa, including Uganda and Djibouti, will amount to almost 260 million euros this year. Since 2011 more than one billion euros have been spent.
This new package will enable our humanitarian partners to provide life-saving assistance to people in need, said EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides (Humanitarian Aid) on Friday.