Central AfricaHumanitarian aid

Take-off of humanitarian aid for CAR

during a crisis meeting at DG Echo / Civil Protection on the Central African Republic (© NGV / B2)
During a crisis meeting at DG Echo / Civil Protection on the Central African Republic (© NGV / B2)

(BRUSSELS2) A plane full of emergency humanitarian aid will leave for the Central African Republic (CAR) will depart this weekend. The plane carrying 37 tons of relief supplies is expected to leave Brussels for the Central African capital, Bangui. « A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes in the Central African Republic” said K. Georgieva, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, alarmed. “The entire population is affected. And the number of displaced people in Bangui simply increased by 130.000 in the space of a few days. »

Three NGOs — Médecins du Monde (MDM) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) France and the Netherlands — are taking part in this air transport. Emergency aid consists mainly of drugs. This new action comes on top of the humanitarian air bridge between Bangui and Douala (Cameroon) opened a few days ago by the European Commission's ECHO Flight air service. Read : Central African Republic. The Commission sets up a humanitarian air bridge

Leonor Hubaut

© B2 - Bruxelles2 is a French online media that focuses on political Europe (powers, defence, foreign policy, internal security). It follows and analyzes developments in European policy, unvarnished and without concessions. Approved by the CPPAP. Member of SPIIL. Please quote "B2" or "Bruxelles2" in case of recovery Leonor Hubaut is a journalist. Graduated in international relations from the Free University of Brussels (specialization in globalization). She covers for B2 the work of the European Parliament, CSDP missions and African issues. Sahel specialist.

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