Kenya secures $52.7M aid package from EU

Mothers and children in Kenya will receive essential food assistance and livelihood support through a new EU aid package for drought-resilience initiatives.

The €40 million ($52.7 million) package was unveiled by EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs during his latest visit to Kenya. It will finance initiatives to boost the state of nutrition in the country, improve the water supply and help people protect their sources of income.

This new funding is part of the European Union’s Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience, or SHARE, initiative, which has a €250 million budget for 2012-2013. SHARE aims to boost the resilience of drought-prone communities in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.

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