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Cyclone Idai: €12 million EU assistance in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 9, 2019
The European Union has announced an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Cyclone Idai victim
Africa   Total EU humanitarian assistance now amounts to over €15 million
This funding will assist people in need following cyclone Idai and the subsequent floods.

Total EU humanitarian assistance in response to this natural disaster now amounts to over €15 million.

€7 million will benefit people in Mozambique, where up to 1.85 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

This assistance will provide shelter, water and sanitation, humanitarian food assistance, health and psychosocial support.

The cyclone coincided with the annual harvest period, thereby affecting food security in the months ahead.

Access to safe water is a major concern in a bid to avert the spread of disease outbreaks.

In Zimbabwe, €4 million will provide people affected by the flood with shelter, water and sanitation, as well as food assistance.

The floods have exacerbated an already existing food security crisis, which was brought by drought and a volatile economic situation, and which is affecting almost 3 million people.

In Malawi, people in need will benefit from assistance worth €1 million in the form of food aid and support to recover their livelihoods.

The floods in Malawi have had an impact on 860 000 people, 85 000 of whom have lost their homes and are currently living in camps or makeshift settlements.