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Monday, 26 September 2011

EU gives another 1bn EUR to meet MDGs in ACP countries

Water and sanitation, maternal health, hunger and child mortality: those Millennium Development Goals that are most off-tracks will be allocated an additional €1bn by the European Commission, said EU Commissioner Piebalgs today during a round table on Nutrition at the UN General Assembly. The European Commission is finalising the identification of the projects presented by African, Caribbean and Pacific countries themselves.

"This additional EU support will help to make a decisive move in the fight against poverty. Projects have been identified in partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and are fully results-oriented" said EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, adding: "Since 2000, EU support contributed to educate more than 9 millions children, to provide health care to 10 millions women and to give access to water and sanitation to millions of household.”

Source: European Commission