EU helps bring relief to victims of floods in Egypt

November 22, 2016
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In response to the heavy rains and floods that affected over 32.500 people in Egypt between end of October and beginning of November 2016, the EU provided EUR 166.000 in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable families.
This funding supports the Egyptian Red Crescent in delivering relief assistance to meet the immediate needs of up to 10.000 people affected by the floods. It will help refill the stocks of blankets, mattresses, pillows, plastic sheeting and other urgently needed items that had been given out during the first hours of the disaster.
The EU funding will help finance the first aid response as well as hygiene promotion and kits to reduce the risk of water and sanitation related diseases. The funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Egypt
EU Delegation to Egypt – website and Facebook page

Countries covered:

  • Egypt