Danish Gov't to Donate $4.5m to Humanitarian Efforts

Nov 20 , 2021


The government of Denmark has announced it will be donating 30 million Danish kroner (4.5 million dollars at current exchange rates) to boost ongoing UN humanitarian efforts in Ethiopia. The UN estimates that some 20 million people are in need of urgent aid in Ethiopia as a result of armed conflict, drought, flooding, insect infestation and the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the UN also approved the release of 40 million dollars in funding for emergency operations in Ethiopia. Most of the financing is from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund while the remaining 15 million dollars is being sourced from the country-based Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund. The money will support aid agencies providing protection and other life-saving assistance to those affected by the conflict in the Amhara, Tigray and Afar regional states.


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