Tuesday, January 22, 2019

EU sets highest-ever humanitarian budget

As humanitarian crises are worsening, the bloc has allocated an initial annual budget of €1.6bn for 2019. In 2018, the initial budget was €1.07bn, although the final budget for 2018 increased to €1.75bn. The money allocated to humanitarian assistance may change during the course of this year as well.

Christos Stylianides, commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, said the new high budget means the EU remains a “leading humanitarian donor” in crises such as Syria and Yemen. Read More