The European Commission has allocated €300 million ($431 million) for the African Peace Facility, a financing mechanism established by the European Union to support peace support operations and capacity building activities in Africa.
The funding will be available to African organizations from 2011-2013. It will be used primarily for continental and regional activities in the areas of peace building and conflict prevention, management and resolution.
“The Peace Facility has supported a number of African peace support operations in recent years,” EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs said in a news release. “Today’s decision confirms EU’s steadfast support to African organizations in their actions to prevent conflicts and to maintain peace in critical zones.”
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