Flooding has been at its peak at the Horn of Africa( Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan) and has seen thousands of people displaced from their homes and businesses destroyed.
Regarding this, the European Union on Wednesday announced an immediate provision of €3 million as emergency aid to support those affected.
The fund will be provided through humanitarian organizations in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan.
In a statement by the E.U’s Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, the aid will help deliver essential supplies to those affected and also help in saving lives.
‘The EU stands in solidarity with the people of Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan. These floods are a clear consequence of climate change and are now a further driver of displacement and suffering to already vulnerable people. Our emergency aid will help deliver essential supplies to save lives,” Commissioner Christos said.
This emergency aid is expected to provide emergency shelter for displaced people, food, logistics support for access as well as water, hygiene and sanitation assistance aimed at preventing the outbreak of cholera and other water-borne diseases.
Culled from ec.europa.eu