European Union mobilized 487 million Euro to support Ethiopia’s COVID 19 response effort

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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.