EU to focus on building resilience to disaster among world’s poorest

Closer co-ordination between EU emergency and development arms aims to make aid more efficient and save money

By Mark Tran

The EU’s emergency and development arms are to work together more closely to reduce the vulnerability of the poorest households to shocks from conflict, drought and other crises, and to tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity in regions such as the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

EU officials said the approach, outlined in a new policy document, was designed to build resilience in communities to withstand the impact of future crises and disasters – and save money in the long-run at a time of growing pressure on aid budgets. Read more >

Source: The Guardian