EU’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to provide €100 million to Horn of Africa’s most vulnerable

The European Commission will provide €100 million (US$113 million) for seven new programs and additional funds for two existing projects to help the most vulnerable people in the Horn of Africa by helping to shore up peace and stability in the region. With the allocation of this new funding, the EU’s so-far €4.2 billion (US$4.7 billion) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa will now be providing €1.4 billion (Us$1.6 billion) in funding for 77 programs in the Horn of Africa. 

The new funding will support programs to increase access to primary and secondary education in remote areas, increase access to health and nutrition services, support socio-economic development, and peace-building for vulnerable and marginalized communities. 

Press release - European Commission