DRC: EU to offer 59M Euros for humanitarian assistance

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By Robert Mugabe& Josephine Lukoya

The European Union will allocate 59 million euros in humanitarian aid for displaced and vulnerable people of DR Congo in 2012. Half of this aid is intended for the sole province of South Kivu.

European Commissioner in charge of international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response, Georgieva, stated after his visit on Wednesday 7 and Thursday, March 8 in the province of South Kivu.

The envelope of the European Commission intends to provide overwhelming support for more than one million seven hundred thousand displaced people currently living in the DRC.

“It’s very visible that still has pockets of conflict and areas where lives of people are still affected by armed conflict. Recent months and unfortunately, these acts took place in places difficult to access. For this reason, we will increase our support especially in terms logistics to include air transport helicopters that will allow agencies to get to places that are not accessible, “said Georgieva.

The European Commission is determined to continue humanitarian assistance and security.

During his stay kivutien, European Commissioner visited Panzi Hospital where she celebrated the International Women’s Day with victims of sexual violence. She also visited and Bunyakiri Kakemenge where EU finance other humanitarian projects.


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