The EU increases its humanitarian assistance for 2019

16-01-2019
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As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019.

The biggest bulk of the budget will address the crisis in Syria, refugees in neighbouring countries and the extremely critical situation in Yemen. In Europe, the EU's humanitarian efforts will focus on people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

The EU aid will also support people in Africa, Latin America as well as people in countries such as Afghanistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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