EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced support worth €29 million for tackling the worsening humanitarian situation in Somalia.
The funding was unveiled after the senior EU official paid a visit to the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and went on to witness the IDP camps in the city, where he met displaced people.
“The EU will continue to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches the most vulnerable populations in Somalia. Despite the challenging security conditions for humanitarian workers to deliver aid, we cannot overlook long lasting and complex crises like that of Somalia.
‘’Today I have met with key humanitarian partners, beneficiaries and authorities. Our humanitarian aid remains most needed, yet a conducive political environment is the only solution that can end the humanitarian crisis.”
According to a Commission press release, the funding will help provide support in the areas of food, health services, water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, protection and education in emergencies.
Earlier this week, International aid organizations called for an immediate response to the worsening humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged nation by pleading for $885 million to help about 5-million people who are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Published: January 21, 2016