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EU: new support for the Horn of Africa worth €134 M

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Friday, 14 December 2018

EU: new support for the Horn of Africa worth €134 M

The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: "These new EU programmes, worth over €134 million in all, will help to create lasting solutions for refugees and internally displaced people, as well as support vulnerable host communities in a region that hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa – 4.5 million. Our existing programmes have already yielded substantial results, but the Trust Fund's resources are quickly depleting. If we want to keep delivering, its resources have to be replenished." Six programmes, worth €65 million, have been approved to support the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. This initiative is being piloted by several countries in the region; it helps refugee populations become self-sufficient and supports host communities. In Djibouti, an €8 million programme will help integrate refugees into the country's social protection systems, which cover health, education and employment rights. In Kenya, a €17.8 million programme will boost asylum management, bolster economic self-reliance among refugees and host communities in Garissa County, and further support the development of the Kalobeyei settlement. A €10 million programme in Sudan will fund educational support for refugee children, most of whom come from South Sudan. A second programme, worth €3 million, will provide assistance to South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Uganda, an €18 million programme will improve people's access to reliable information, training and to the justice system, including legal aid, counselling services and mobile courts. In Ethiopia and Uganda, an €8.2 million Urban Displacement Pilot will encourage regional exchanges of experience and expertise to tackle the rising challenge of urban displacement.

Source: europa.eu