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European Union and its Member States (Team Europe) mobilized

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487 million Euro  to support Ethiopia’s COVID 19 response effort
 The European Union and its Member States have mobilised 487 million Euro (19 billion Birr)

to support Ethiopia’s COVID 19 response effort.
Building on many years of partnership with Ethiopia including investment in strengthening

health and social protection systems, addressing communicable diseases and providing

humanitarian support, Team Europe response has reached 487 million Euro to date.

This includes support to the Ethiopian health system and quarantine sites, social

protection enhancement, livelihood recovery and significant support to the country in its

overall economic response to the crisis. The European Union and several Member State

Embassies and agencies have worked closely with the Ministry of Finance, as well as the

Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute to address the crisis from the

outset.

Team Europe is also making important contributions to the World Health Organisation and the

wider UN system, demonstrating our continued support for multilateralism and underlining

the need for an integrated, effective and coherent global response to this pandemic.
Furthermore,  EU with Team Europe is contributing EUR 60 million to IGAD’s regional

coordination in supporting border facilities, continuity of health services, ensuring

critical supply chains for safe trade and promoting digital solutions for COVID-19 health

 response.


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