The European Commission announced €50 million to help the most vulnerable people affected by the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The funding will address urgent needs and provide continued support to the Congolese population, notably to improve food security and access to quality health services.
The bulk of the funding, €40 million, will provide access to free and quality health care, including for malnutrition, for those living in Ebola affected areas.
The remaining €10 million will help tackle the food security crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second most serious suchcrisis in the world.
The announcement was made in Addis Ababa by the EU Ambassador to the African Union, Ranieri Sabatucci, during the “Africa Against Ebola: A Private Sector and Partners Forum” organised by the African Union.