The European Commission has given Mali an additional 1 million euros to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the North where over 50,000 people have been displaced since May due to the upsurge of clashes, the EU Office in Mali said on Wednesday.
The statement said the additional funds bring EU’s total humanitarian support to Mali to 41 million euros in 2015.
“The funds will intensify rescue efforts in the North and provide assistance of food, water and health to Malians who were recently displaced as well as the host communities,” the statement said.
The communities that host the people displaced by the conflict are among the poorest in Mali, have already been affected by food insecurity and do not have enough resources, the statement affirmed.
According to EU, 3.1 million Malians are faced with food insecurity challenge in 2015, out of which 410,000 need urgent food aid.