On 17 November the Government of Flanders granted 4.5 million euros to International Red Cross Flanders and the World Health Organization (WHO) for projects in Malawi and Mozambique. Both countries are heavily affected by the consequences of climate change. As a result, the socio-economic conditions of the population are under even more pressure.
International Red Cross Flanders receives a grant of 2.5 million euros to strengthen local Red Cross and Red Crescent sections in Malawi and Mozambique in cause of humanitarian disasters caused by climate change.
The World Health Organization receives a grant of 2 million euros to strengthen the health care system in Mozambique in their approach of climate-sensitive diseases, such as cholera, yellow fever and malaria.
For some years now, the Flemish humanitarian aid and development cooperation have been focusing on increasing the climate resilience of, among others, its partner countries in the South. This in combination with the general objectives per partner country in those areas where we can make the difference such as climate adaptation (South Africa), agriculture (Malawi) and health care (Mozambique). Both projects are also part of Flemish climate finance commitment.