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Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

01/07/2019 - News
As natural disasters threaten the most vulnerable people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region, the EU is providing €7 million in humanitarian aid to increase the capacity of communities and authorities to prepare for and respond to...
Emergency Medical Team
06/05/2019 - Video
Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March 2019, bringing massive destruction, which injured 1600 people and left nearly 600 people dead. Italy sent an Emergency Medical Team through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to help respond to...
26/04/2019 - News
Following the extensive damage caused by tropical cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique and Comoros, the EU is providing initial €1.5 million to help the people affected by the heavy rainfall and destruction that the new cyclone left in its trail.
09/04/2019 - News
The European Union has announced an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.
21/09/2018 - News
The Commission has committed €9 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in Madagascar, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.
19/09/2018 - Video
Malawi is a small country in southern Africa with a population of 14 million people who mainly rely on agriculture as a means of subsistence. In 2017, drought in the country affected more than half the population. EU humanitarian support enables...
Flash floods in Malawi by Coopi
18/07/2017 - Photo story
In February 2017, after a year of severe drought linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon, Salima district in central Malawi experienced flash floods which forced thousands of people to abandon their homes.
Children attend school in South Kivu
11/04/2017 - News
The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of €47 million to help people in need in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflict and displacement, as well...
25/11/2016 - News
As Southern Africa enters the critical lean season, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Malawi to visit EU humanitarian aid projects that help communities deal with the effects of prolonged drought.