The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has arranged for a comprehensive financing of 2.5 million euros through the Africa Fund to support the activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger and Egypt. The 1.5-million-euro project titled “Direct Assistance to Abandoned Migrants” aims to boost the presence of the IOM in the north-eastern regions of Niger bordering with Algeria, in order to provide emergency assistance and medical aid to migrants and support their voluntary return to their Countries of origin.
Upon the initiative of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, in response to an appeal launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Italian Cooperation Agency has arranged for an emergency financing of 200,000 euros in support of the Red Cross’s action in Indonesia after it was struck by a tsunami last 28 September.
Health care kits and water treatment equipment were delivered by Italy to the Ministry of Health of Niger as part of Italian cooperation initiatives to support public healthcare in the West African country affected by a cholera epidemic which has already caused 57 deaths. The regions most affected are Maradi, Zinder Tahoua and Dosso.
Tuesday 25 September 2018, Jerusalem - The Italian Government has generously granted 500,000 Euros to continue supporting and empowering Young Palestinians to have access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights (SRHR).
To make sure minors get at least a meal a day in Mali, where food safety has deteriorated following last year's poor rainfall, the Italian Development Cooperation has allocated an emergency grant of 500 thousand Euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support school meals. The initiative, which is shared by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, also aims at increasing regular school attendance in a country where schooling rates are low, especially for girls.