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Europe Considers Aid Plan To Help Tackle Africa Food Crisis

  • EU studies proposal to allocate about 500 million euros
  • Food shortages could trigger migration wave, EU has warned
The EU has warned that severe food shortages could trigger a major migration wave into Europe.

The EU has warned that severe food shortages could trigger a major migration wave into Europe.

Photographer: Islam Safwat/Bloomberg

The European Union is considering a proposal to channel about 500 million euros ($535 million) to Africa to help tackle the continent’s food crisis as the Russian invasion of Ukraine cuts off vital supplies, according to people familiar with the matter.

EU leaders meeting in Brussels Tuesday discussed using untapped reserves from the European Development Fund to boost aid to the continent, said the officials who declined to be named about confidential talks.