EU OKs Aid for Somali Refugees

A young Somali refugee waits for her food ration in Dadaab, Kenya. The European Commission will provide humanitarian assistance worth 15 million euros to Somalian refugees. Photo by: E.Hockstein / UNHCR

The European Commission will provide 15 million euros (USD20 million) worth of humanitarian assistance to Somali refugees living in the Dadaab camps in Kenya. The package includes 5 million euros worth of immediate food and livelihood aid for the most vulnerable families. It also covers shelter and the delivery of health, water and sanitation, and other non-food supplies. 

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.