The European Union proposes increasing its international humanitarian budget for the period between 2021-2027
In the Province of Salta, Argentina, February 2020
The media is bringing us some potentially good news from Brussels. The deal is far from being done, however, it seems that the EU Member States and the European Commission appear to be in favour of a substantial increase of the aid budget of the European Union to be spent on helping victims of humanitarian aid crises around the globe. The proposal comes from the recognition of the challenges that the most vulnerable communities around the world face (from climate change, wars, conflicts, forced displacements, etc.), but also from the obligation of the wealthier nations to bear costs of responding to disasters in a fairer way (at the moment, at the level of around €1 billion/annually).
Let's hope that the trend continues and the budget proposal is defended at least in its level.