EU steps up support for the development of the Sahel.

European Commission
Brussels, 6 December 2018

The EU has announced new funding totalling EUR 125 million for the Sahel countries at the coordination conference of the G5 Sahel partners and donors, which took place today in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The fresh injection of EUR 125 million will be used for the swift launch of new initiatives, which are in line with the priorities set by the G5 Sahel to enhance development and security. The measures will focus on boosting the resilience and social cohesion of the most vulnerable groups in the cross-border regions. European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: "Ten months after the Brussels Conference on the Sahel, which mobilised the international community around the G5 Joint Force, we are now focusing on the incontrovertible need to complement our security initiatives with development projects. The additional EUR 125 million announced by the European Union today will focus on development projects in the most vulnerable areas, with an...
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