Europe injects $10 million to shield Central America from disasters
Following a year of deadly storms, Europe is moving to pad out Central America´s finances toward disaster preparedness with a $10 million fund, according to the European Commission´s Guatemala office.
The money will be deposited into a disaster preparedness fund of the European Commission´s Humanitarian Aid department, called DIPECHO, started in 1996, the CE office said in a statement.
The commission said DIPECHO will be used to carry out 20 new projects across the region aimed at enhancing Central America´s response to natural disasters, helping some 600,000 residents.
Since Central America entered DIPECHO in 1988, the international aid package has put some $22.5 million toward financing nearly 70 projects.
You may be interested
Costa Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims of priestAFP and The Tico Times - April 24, 2019
Costa Rica’s congress approved on Tuesday a bill that extends the statute of limitations for the crime of sexual abuse…
International drug rehab in Costa Rica with the Costa Rica Treatment CenterThe Tico Times - April 24, 2019
Costa Rica Treatment Center understands the process of addiction recovery from personal experience. Their evidence-based treatment programs are engineered to…
Costa Rica meets with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to discuss Nicaragua, Venezuela, indigenous rightsAlejandro Zúñiga - April 23, 2019
Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Ventura Robles, met with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) this week…