European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 17 October 2017
The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union (EU), has today approved the disbursement of a €100 million loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme.
The European Commission has today adopted a €60.4 million stabilisation package to support Iraq after the liberation of areas held by Da'esh, with the country still facing humanitarian, security, stabilisation and reconciliation challenges.
This new funding comes in addition to EU humanitarian aid in the country and other forms of financial assistance that now total €608.4 million since the beginning of the crisis.
The European Commission has today announced an additional €4 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia to assist the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country.
Maria is the sixth hurricane to have formed in the Atlantic Basin this season. Rainfall on many of the islands on Maria’s path could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. In the Dominican Republic, the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has convened in advance of Hurricane Maria and has already placed 20 provinces on alert for hurricane conditions. Authorities are evaluating priority evacuation zones.
Torrential rains at the end of August 2017 have caused serious flooding in Niger. The authorities reported that hundreds of houses have been destroyed; key roads cut in several parts of the country and an evacuation of thousands of people in the capital, Niamey, has been ordered.