EU at forefront of global humanitarian response: €1.5 billion for 2022
January 18, 2022
Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. While conflicts and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural disasters, such as drought or floods, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Euroean Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5 billion for 2022.
€351 million of EU humanitarian funding will be allocated for needs in the Middle East and North Africa to address the crisis in Syria as well as the needs of refugees in neighbouring countries in the Middle East, as well as the critical situation in Yemen.
Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones.
10% of the funding across all regions will be allocated to education in emergencies to allow children and youth to continue their schooling.