EU ups humanitarian assistance to South-East Asia
Monday 12 March 2012
The European Commission has decided to provide a further €11 million in humanitarian assistance to the victims of the 2011 floods in South-East Asia. The Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam will benefit from the additional EU funds, bringing to €24 million the Commission’s total contribution to the region since 2011. “We are not leaving until much-needed disaster prevention projects have been carried out,” Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva commented. “This is essential so that we are not helping people back to their feet only for them to get knocked down again in more floods next year,” she added. The €11 million will go towards disaster risk reduction measures.