Following the natural disasters and humanitarian crisis due to the incessant rainfall in South and South East Asia, the European Commission has mobilized a new humanitarian funding package worth €8.5 million to ‘help most affected communities’ in the region. The recipients of the funding include India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines.
“The countries in South Asia are facing an increasingly worse monsoon season. Heavy rains and flooding have created a large-scale humanitarian situation in India and Bangladesh. During these difficult times, EU solidarity makes a difference: our support will reach those most in need providing water, sanitation and essential supplies. In the wider region, the EU is also supporting Nepal and the Philippines to be better prepared for natural disasters and get aid to those most in need,”said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.
Publishing a press release on 22 July, the EU has allocated €1.5 million in emergency aid for the victims of ongoing monsoons in India and Bangladesh. The remaining funds will be provided in Nepal and the Philippines as well as for disaster risk reduction initiatives in the region.