In Europe and in the world, all minds are focused on actions to tackle the outbreak of COVID-19 and mitigate the effects of the crisis. The European Union (EU) works on all fronts to support these efforts.
The EU has launched its “Team Europe” package to support partner countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. The objective of the “Team Europe” approach is to combine resources from the EU, its Member States, and financial institutions, in particular the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
To date, the overall figure of the “Team Europe” package reaches almost 36 billion euros.
The support of the European Union focuses on:
Team Europe response to coronavirus in Indonesia
The EU and its Member States are also joining forces to support Indonesia in response to the coronavirus crisis:
Donation of hazmat suits and face shields to three hospitals, as well as food packages to foundations supporting children and communities in need.
Donation of hygiene supplies, equipment and food to hospitals and people in need by the Croatian Embassy and community in Indonesia.
Donation of masks, clothes, and other necessities to hospitals and healthcare workers. Swedish tech companies support digital solutions to the pandemic.
Support to the IAEA (€100 000) for rapid PCR test kits.
European Union | Germany
Grant (€10 million) accompanying loans by the German KfW of €67 million to support teaching hospitals in South Sulawesi and East Java (planned).
European Union | France
Grant support (€5 million) for credit line of USD 150 million by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to PT SMI including on their mandate to strengthen the health sector.
European Union | Germany | Italy | Sweden | Denmark | Belgium | Ireland | The Netherlands | Spain | France
The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (€8.3 million) ensures the lessons learnt from the fight against these diseases are included in the response to the coronavirus.
Support to the WHO (€20 million) for Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, to strengthen the health system and capacity to respond to the coronavirus and future diseases.
Support to the UN Multi Sector Response Plan through IOM (€450 000) for coordination mechanisms and community-based protection services in Indonesia.
Public Finance Management: Advice to the government of Indonesia on expenditure management through the PFM Trust Fund (€10 million).
Grant funding for NGOs (€5.3 million) to support the government to tackle the health emergency and mitigate economic, social and health impacts. Three projects will benefit more than 2.9 million Indonesians in 8 target provinces. They will respond to the immediate health crisis and the resulting humanitarian needs of marginalised and high risk populations, strengthen health, water and sanitation systems, as well as economic recovery.
Funding for anti-COVID protective equipment for clinics in Timor, East Nusa Tenggara (€10 000).
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