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E.U. To Provide $190M In Humanitarian Aid To Sahel Countries

News outlets report the European Union will support humanitarian assistance programs to African Sahel countries.

RTT News: E.U. Announces EUR142 Million In Humanitarian Aid To Sahel Crisis
“The European Commission on Monday announced that it will give EUR142 million in humanitarian funds to the Sahel region of Africa in 2014, which is once again suffering because of a severe food and nutrition crisis. In addition, many people in Mali are in need of humanitarian aid as a result of the situation in the North…” (2/3).

United Press International: E.U. offers $190 million in aid to Africa’s Sahel region
“European Commissioner for Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva says quick action is needed to help millions of people at risk in the Sahel region of Africa. The European Commission announced Monday it would give more than $190 million in humanitarian assistance to countries in the Sahel region, which stretches west from Mauritania to Eritrea and includes trouble spots like Mali…” (2/3).