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EU: €20 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable populations in Algeria, Egypt and Libya

June 22, 2021

The European Commission announced €20 million in humanitarian funding to be provided in Algeria, Egypt and Libya. The funding will support the most vulnerable people affected by the region's political and protracted crises; the over four-decade-long Sahrawi refugee crisis in Algeria, the volatile Libyan crisis, and the refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt.

Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management said: ”The EU's assistance will help the most vulnerable people to meet their basic needs, as well as access protection and education, among other support.”

Out of the €20 million funding:

  • €9 million will support the Sahrawi refugees in Algeria with food, nutrition, and clean water. It will also help the most vulnerable access healthcare and education.
  • €6 million will help extremely vulnerable people in Libya access healthcare, education, shelter, protection services and meet their basic needs.
  • €5 million will help vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt access protection services and education, as well as help them meet their most basic needs.

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