Hurricane Eta: EU channels initial emergency aid to Central America
After Hurricane Eta hit Central America last week causing extensive damage, the EU is mobilising an initial €1.55 million in immediate emergency funding to assist those affected in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The funding will address urgent needs such as water, sanitation and hygiene services, health and protection of the most affected and disadvantaged communities.
In the aftermath of the hurricane, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated by Panama. In response, Spain has dispatched items such as jerry cans, mosquito nets and blankets to the country.