KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The European Union has announced to provide Rs 98.5 million (€800 000) in emergency relief funding to assist the most affected populations.
According to a press statement issued by the EU office in Kathmandu, this allocation is part of a larger regional allocation of €2 million in response to floods in South Asia.
“The countries in South Asia are facing some of their worst floods in decades, which are resulting in a large-scale humanitarian situation affecting millions. It is especially in these hard times that EU solidarity makes a difference: our support will reach those most in need and help them recover from the devastating losses they have suffered,” the statement quoted EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides as saying.
The EU support will provide life-saving assistance, prioritising shelter, food assistance, water and sanitation, health and protection to those affected by the floods, while restoring the safety and dignity of the most vulnerable populations. The funding, according to the statement, will be channelled through the European Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO).