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EU, Members, Pledge Massive Africa Climate Aid

FILE: Fatuma Abdi Aliyow sits by the graves of her two sons who died of malnutrition-related diseases last week, oyutside Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Millions of people in the Horn of Africa region are going hungry because of drought, and thousands have died.

EU climate policy chief Frans Timmermans told the COP27 summit in Sharm El-Sheikh on Wednesday the bloc and four member countries will provide over 1 billion euros for climate adaptation in Africa.

Timmermans also said the EU will provide 60 million euros for loss and damage and will present ideas today on how to take loss and damage negotiations forward.

He added the four members are France, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark and other countries can join.

The sum is a starting point, he said.