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EU Responds to COVID-19 with 19b Br

June 20 , 2020

With joined arms, the member states of the European Union have mobilised 19 billion Br to support the fight against the health crisis and the social protection system needs necessitated by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The support includes money for the Ethiopian health system and quarantine hubs, social protection enhancement, livelihood recovery and overall economic responses. Team Europe, which is the epicentre of this endeavour, is also contributing 60 million euros to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for regional coordination to support border facilities, continuity of health services, efforts to ensure critical supply chains for safe trade and the promotion of digital solutions for health responses to COVID-19. Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden have taken part in the mobilisation of resources.


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