EU increases aid after floods in Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique (14/03/2015)

The European Commission is giving an additional €5 million in humanitarian assistance to Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique following the floods that ravaged the countries earlier this year.

The aid is aimed at supporting the early recovery process in all three states and comes on top of the €3 million in emergency funding initially released in February.

"The floods that hit Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar a few months ago were devastating for a region that is already extremely fragile. Months later, the local populations are still suffering from the consequences and need our help", said EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides. "The aid that we provide today will give much needed relief to the most vulnerable and help them rebuild their lives."

The new funding will help respond to the primary needs in the countries, such as food security, agricultural recovery, rehabilitation of shelter and vital infrastructure, water and sanitation, as well as primary health and epidemics prevention.