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€1.4 billion: EU funding for Humanitarian Aid in 2021

With an over 60% increase compared to 2020, the EU's €1.4 billion budget for Humanitarian Aid in 2021 will respond to ongoing as well as emerging crises, in particular linked to conflict, the pandemic and climate change. The latest information, released on January 26th, indicates the following allocations:

€505 million for Africa

In particular:

  • Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad (long-term Lake Chad Basin crisis)
  • The Sahel region – Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (food and nutrition crisis)
  • South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Horn Of Africa – Somalia and Ethiopia (displacement due to armed conflicts)

€385 million for the Middle East and Turkey

In particular:

  • Syria
  • Yemen

€180 million for Asia and Latin America

In particular to help the most vulnerable populations in:
  • Venezuela
  • Colombia
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh (Rohingya refugees from Myanmar)

€28 million for:

  • Ukraine
  • the Western Balkans
  • the Caucasus

€302 million for:

  • EU Humanitarian Air Services
  • unforeseen humanitarian crises
  • sudden peaks in existing crises

EU Humanitarian Aid is channeled through humanitarian partner organisations, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross.

For more information on broader EU External Aid, discover the EU's new €79.5 billion External Aid funding instrument, the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument.

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