EU allocates €17 million for aid in Haiti and Caribbean

The European Commission has announced a €17 million in humanitarian aid to address the needs of the most vulnerable in Haiti and the Caribbean.

Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: “The EU continues to provide life-saving humanitarian aid support directly to the most vulnerable population. In Haiti as well as in the rest of the Caribbean, recurrent natural hazards further increase vulnerabilities, while also exacerbated by the coronavirus. In this challenging time, the EU is stepping up its long-standing humanitarian assistance to those most in need.”

In Haiti, €14 million will save lives of people suffering extreme food insecurity, provide protection for migrants and victims of gang violence and increase resilience to disasters. Meanwhile for other islands of the Caribbean, €3 million  will  be allocated to disaster preparedness and resilience interventions in at-risk communities, a statement by the European Commission said.

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