The European Union (EU) announced $1.8 million in support to Mozambique to tackle the effects of Cyclone Freddy and cholera outbreaks.
“Following devastating floods, the impact of tropical cyclone Freddy and the cholera outbreak in the country, the EU has made its support available to Mozambique, mobilising some US$1.8 million through its humanitarian partners,” a statement read.
The European Union Humanitarian Office (Echo) channelled US$350,000 to the organisations Care, WeWorld/GVC, Save the Children and the World Food Programme to fund shelter, water, sanitation and other emergency support.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) had the EU’s backing to disburse emergency funds of $1.5 million (€1.4 million) to, “in coordination with the Government, respond to the needs of the population”.
The EU has “also activated the Copernicus emergency management service in order to support the humanitarian response with real-time satellite imagery”.
The support against climate change and impact of extreme phenomena is “one of the main priorities of the multi-annual bilateral support to the country, to which 428 million euros are committed covering the period 2021-24”, he stressed.
At humanitarian level, “for this year, 25 million euros are confirmed (decision announced on 09 March) as new funds to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable Mozambicans, including in Cabo Delgado province”.