The most powerful Atlantic cyclone in 2016, hurricane Matthew, made landfall in Haiti on 4 October causing widespread destruction to the departments of Sud and Grande Anse. In response, the European Commission is providing €255 000 to fund humanitarian assistance for those most affected in Haiti.
The construction of the 220 KV Chilime-Trisuli Transmssion Line project was launched amidst a function held on 5 October in Kathmandu. This joint undertaking of the EU, German Development Cooperation/KfW, EIB and the Government of Nepal will construct the 27 km long Trishuli-Chilime transmission line at a cost of about Euro 65 million.
Day One of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the European Union and the Government of Afghanistan, kicked off today with an event on regional economic cooperation and another on women empowerment in Afghanistan.