GENEVA, 23 June 2021 – The European Commission (EU) will provide 20 million Euros in humanitarian funding to Algeria, Egypt and Libya.

“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 ,” said Janez Lenarcie, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management.

North Africa Region

North Africa Region

EU Works to Prevent a Relapse into Violence - Photo Council on Foreign Relations

EU Works to Prevent a Relapse into Violence – Photo Council on Foreign Relations

The funds will be devoted to helping the most vulnerable people caught in the four-decade-long war of independence in Western Sahara, the refugee crisis in Algeria, support for the consolidation of peace in Libya, and support for asylum seekers in Egypt.

Nearly one half of the funds – nine million Euros – will be spent on food, clean water and medicine as well as to advance healthcare and access education for refugees of the war in the self-declared Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

Asylum Seekers in Egypt - Photo Daily News Egypt

Asylum Seekers in Egypt – Photo Daily News Egypt

A quarter of the funds will be spent on asylum seekers in Egypt, ensuring that they have access to protective services and education.

The remaining six mllion Euros will be spent on access to healthcare, education, shelter, other basic needs and protective services in Libya.

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