Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in the Horn of Africa for a six-day mission, responding to the drought and famine that have engulfed parts of the region.
She has announced new aid worth €27.8 million that will help the victims of the emergency, considered the largest humanitarian crisis in the world today.
The new funds come on top of €70 million already given to the area this year. Commissioner Georgieva is meeting people experiencing the crisis as well as authorities.
She has visited the Dadaab refugee camp and other EU-funded relief projects. The Commissioner said: "Europeans have responded generously to this crisis but the situation is getting worse. I have started the process of mobilising further funding on top of the nearly €98 million that we are already contributing."
The new aid package will provide food and nutrition to the most vulnerable households. Assistance will also be given to safeguard animal health and protect livestock in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti.