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Iraq: EU increases humanitarian aid

EU News 343/2014

Brussels, 12 August 2014

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid to Iraq by an additional €5 million in response to the growing needs, bringing the overall funding for Iraq up to €17 million in 2014.

The decision is being announced in the expectation of the UN decision today to raise the crisis in Iraq to a Level 3 emergency, the highest ranking for a humanitarian crisis which is already in place for Syria, South-Sudan and Central African Republic.

This additional funding will bring vital assistance to hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped by the fighting. In June, the European Commission gave already €5 million in response to increasing needs arising from the mass movement of people affected by the conflict.

Source and additional information:

Kristalina Georgieva Date: 12/08/2014 Reference: P-026059/00-02 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2014 URL