EU Commissioner announces new humanitarian aid projects in Iraq

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management European Commissioner-designate Christos Stylianides of Cyprus addresses the European Parliament's Committee on Development, at the EU Parliament in Brussels September 30, 2014.      REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER)
EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides. File Photo

( BAGHDAD – The European Commission announced the approval of a new grant in the form of humanitarian projects worth 104 million euros, to help those affected in the ISIS-waged war against Iraq.

European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management , Christos Stylianides at a press conference in Baghdad after a meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said, “In the meeting with al-Abadi, we discussed the humanitarian situation in many areas which suffer from a lot of problems,” adding, “The present situation is critical for Iraq, because at the end of this year there is a possibility of displacement of 2.5 million civilians from Mosul.”

“The European Union has provided the amount of 104 million euros as an additional financial support for humanitarian aid. This money is an evidence of our commitment to help the Iraqis,” Stylianides added.

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