Assam and Manipur flood relief gets INR 1.5 crore boost from European Union

  • Assam and Manipur flood relief gets INR 1.5 crore boost from European Union
12-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The European Union (EU) will provide 200,000 euros (INR 15,052,000) in humanitarian aid funding to the northeastern states of Assam and Manipur, where floods have wreaked havoc since May, the Delegation of EU in New Delhi said on Friday.

The aid will directly benefit 25,000 badly affected people in the flood-stricken areas, according to a statement issued.

David Sevcik, Head of the South Asia Regional Office for the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), said in a statement that “This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of India, many of whom have suffered devastating losses as a result of the flooding".

"The funding will ensure essential aid is delivered to those most in need, thereby helping them to survive this hard time".

The EU-funded aid targets eight of the hardest-hit districts, Karimganj, Nagaon, Dhubri and Barpeta in Assam and Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal and Bishnupur in Manipur

Tags : Assam Floods European Union


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