Press conference by Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC, on the Humanitarian aid to the Côte d’Ivoire
Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, gave a press conference on the Humanitarian aid to the Côte d’Ivoire. With the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire worsening by the day, the EC increased its humanitarian aid fivefold to the victims of mounting violence. Topping up the emergency assistance allocated in December (see IP/10/1775), the Commission provided another 25 million euro, raising European support to 30 million euro. The funding will help people in need inside the country, as well as refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries – particularly Liberia, which hosts the largest group of refugees.