The European Union on Tuesday announced that it is releasing €12 million for Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi towards Cyclone Idai relief.
An EU report said that the total value of aid rendered by the organisation to the three central African countries now stands at over €15 million.
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Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said:
We continue to stand in solidarity with the people affected by cyclone Idai and the floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. There are still urgent humanitarian needs to be met and we are scaling up our efforts so that relief continues to be brought to the people in need.
The breakdown of €12 million is as follows:
- €7 million will benefit people in Mozambique, where up to 1.85 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
- €4 million will provide people affected by the flood with shelter, water and sanitation, as well as food assistance in Zimbabwe.
- €1 million has been availed to people in Malawi in the form of food aid and support to recover their livelihoods.
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