The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) is preparing a new €10 million humanitarian aid decision to assist the victims of the conflict that has claimed thousands of lives and resulted in huge population displacements.
The proposed decision will shortly be submitted to the Member States, stated a press release. ECHO funding for humanitarian projects rose by more than 10 percent to €600 million in 2003. Additional resources were released during the year to meet increased needs in Iraq and Southern Africa. ECHO-funded operations were implemented in more than 60 countries.
Earlier this month, the European Commission extended €1.5 million through its Rapid Reaction Mechanism to support peace negotiations between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). — (menareport.com)
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