Mozambique will receive €23 million to tackle the food crisis, the European Union (EU) delegation in the country said in a statement issued last week.
Of the total, €8 million are for emergency support.
The aim is to help “mitigate growing food insecurity” in the face of “uncertain climatic and macroeconomic conditions”, the document said.
The funds are part of a €600 million European Development Fund measure announced on 24 September to finance immediate humanitarian food aid, food production and the resilience of food systems in the most vulnerable African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
The funding “will focus on where humanitarian needs are highest” and where “programmes have been identified to sustainably enhance food security and resilience,” today’s statement added.
“This support will help partner countries and vulnerable people address the unjust consequences” of the war in Ukraine, the EU details.
Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen detailed in September that “in the short term” the EU is helping families “with food and nutrition assistance and helping countries buy the food they need.”
Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič added that “humanitarian aid cannot replace the efforts needed to increase the resilience of the most vulnerable populations”, meaning “sustainable development-oriented solutions to end hunger are key”.