Monday, 24 January 2005

Africa: Commission adopts humanitarian packages worth more than €80 million

The European Commission has adopted a series of humanitarian packages for the victims of protracted crises in Africa. These include Coastal West Africa (€31.3 million), Uganda (€20.62 million), Burundi (€20.99 million), and Tanzania (€13.5 million). Projects will be implemented by humanitarian agencies operating in the target regions. The funds are managed by the European Commission’s humanitarian department (ECHO) under the responsibility of Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Louis Michel.