EU grants Georgia additional 2 mln euros in humanitarian aid 2009-07-07 21:39:19   Print

    BRUSSELS, July 7 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission has allocated an additional 2 million euros (2.8 million U.S. dollars) to Georgia to help reestablish the displaced people suffering from the brief war between Georgia and Russia, the commission said Tuesday.

    The money is aimed at helping displaced people, returnees and affected residents in the country after the brief military conflict between Georgia and Russia in August 2008.

    The funds will be used for food aid and work activities that will contribute to repairing or strengthening infrastructure and community assets.

    The funding will be channeled through the World Food Program.

    "People affected or displaced by the August 2008 conflict are still suffering the consequences," said Louis Michel, EU commissioner for development and humanitarian aid.

    "Our recent assessments show that access to food will remain a problem until the 2010 harvest," he said.

    The move brings EU's total amount of humanitarian aid to Georgia to 12 million euros (16.8 million U.S. dollars).

Editor: Xiong Tong
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