The European Commission has allocated 5 million euros (USD6.4 million) to help protect livelihoods in southeast Africa’s disaster-prone areas.

The aid is intended to boost the disaster preparedness of countries in the region, including Comoros, Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar. It comprises short-term food aid and short-term livelihood assistance.

The funds will be spent for various intervention tools such as seeds, agricultural equipment, livestock support and training activities at both community and household levels.

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