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Covid-19: European Union supports Angola in the fight against the pandemic with about 11 million euros

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Angola, Tomás Ulicny, who met with the President, João Lourenço, this Wednesday, announced the allocation of financial support of 10 to 11 million euros spread across several programmes.

: Pedro Parente/Angop
Pedro Parente/Angop  

Speaking to journalists at a hearing at which he informed the head of the executive about the support that the European Union is providing to Angola to mitigate the impact of the covi-19 pandemic, Tomás Ulicny said that the EU would allocate three million euros, through the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid, to the most vulnerable populations in countries affected by the state of emergency.

The money will be targeted at the water, hygiene and sanitation sectors.

In addition, he added, an additional grant of six million euros is underway to mitigate the impact with regard to food security in the southern provinces of Angola, under the Strengthening Resilience and Food and Nutrition Security (FRESAN) programme already being implemented.

The European delegation will also support with at least 1 million euros the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that will implement the programmes for the most vulnerable groups affected by the pandemic.

The ambassador has estimated the total financial support at between 10 and 11 million euros.

Angola currently has 86 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, including four deaths, and has had no new cases in the last 48 hours.

On a global level, according to a balance sheet of the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 377,000 deaths and infected more than 6.3 million people in 196 countries and territories.

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