MYANMAR – The European Union (EU) announced that it has approved humanitarian aid to Myanmar of over 19 million euros this year.
The statement issued two days ago stated that more than 19 million of these funds are being provided to address emergency needs as the conflict continues in most parts of Myanmar, and to support the 2.6 million displaced people and those affected by the ongoing fighting.
The funds that will be given by the European Union are for the sectors of food, emergency shelters, health care, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), the awareness promotions like mine risk education.
Two million among more than 19 million euros, will be allocated to Education in Emergency (EiE) and it was also said that a third of Myanmar children are deprived of education due to the conflict.
It was announced that EU will provide the humanitarian fund through the partner organizations such as International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) and UN agencies.
Most of the UN agencies in Myanmar had been running humanitarian works through the atrocious junta council, and the Revolutionary Forces have been saying that this is not reaching the people who really need it.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, also said “humanitarian aid is going to Myanmar, but it is going through the military junta, so it does not reach the people in need, so we need to find a way to reach the people who are suffering in the real conflict areas.”