The Commission has announced it will allocate €21 million for disaster preparedness and humanitarian aid in the Philippines, Nepal and other South East Asian countries to support people affected by natural hazards, the coronavirus and conflicts. Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “Most recently typhoon RAI has been a painful reminder that countries in South East Asia are experiencing first-hand the dramatic consequences of climate change. This is why the EU is further stepping up its humanitarian support to the most vulnerable affected by natural hazards in the Philippines, Nepal and the region. We also support those affected by protracted conflict in the Philippines, while further investing into the preparation and response to the coronavirus pandemic.”
Funding will be provided for families in the Philippines who have lost their homes and livelihoods in late December 2021 due to typhoon RAI as well as for those affected by the protracted conflict in the country. Other funding will target disaster preparedness and contingency response plans in the Philippines, Nepal and the South East Asia region. The press release is available online.
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