Cyclone Idai: €12 million EU assistance in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi
Brussels, 9 April 2019
The European Union has announced today an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. This funding will assist people in need following cyclone Idai and the subsequent floods.
Total EU humanitarian assistance in response to this natural disaster now amounts to over €15 million.
The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper "Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030," to which the conclusions are a response.
Since 19 December, peaceful demonstrations have taken place in Sudan. Over the last two days, the Sudanese citizens have come out in unprecedented numbers, calling for change.
The European Union expects that the call for change will prompt a commitment to a peaceful, credible, legitimate and inclusive process that will allow Sudan to carry out essential reforms. These should guarantee the economic security and political representation that the people of Sudan deserve and expect, while providing assurances for the stability of Sudan’s neighbours.
On Wednesday 10 April 2019, the Ambassador of the European Union to Mozambique, António Sanchez-Benedito, will travel to the city of Beira in order to observe on the ground the assistance that has been sent by the EU to the people affected by Cylone IDAI and the floods that ensued. This assistance has been mobilised and is being coordinated by the European Civil Protection Mechanism (EUPCM).