EU assists Albania during heavy floods

To assist the population affected by the floods in Albania, the European Commission is giving over € 118 000 to provide around 8 000 people in the most badly hit areas with food parcels, hygiene kits and blankets as well as information material on health and hygiene during floods.

These funds are being provided via the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and will be channelled through the Albanian Red Cross.

In addition, Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Belgium and Montenegro have offered material assistance to Albania via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Several EU Member States have helped on a bilateral basis.

Pubblication date: 17/02/2015
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