European Commission Readies Benin Flood Aid

The European Commission will be providing euro1.55 million (USD2.12 million) to help flood victims in Benin. The money will be used to purchase and distribute food aid, hygiene items, shelter and clean water to the thousands of people affected by the floods caused by the torrential rains that hit the country over the past few months. The commission is also set to provide vouchers and cash as part of a cash-for-work program.

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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.