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European Union Gives 250,000 Euro Humanitarian Aid To Manipur For Hailstorm Relief – News18

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The European Union has provided 250,000 euros of assistance to Manipur in response to the recent hailstorm and heavy rain that hit the northeastern state in early May.

“This humanitarian aid will provide crucial assistance to those most affected in some of the worst-hit areas. The aid will be delivered by EU humanitarian partner ADRA and will benefit more than 1,500 most vulnerable families,” the European Union (EU) said in a statement.

The aid, from the 27-member bloc, will be used to prioritise the distribution of food and emergency shelter kits to help affected people whose livelihoods and/or houses have been damaged by the storm. “This will help communities to cope with impact of the storm on their livelihood and to restore their houses,” the EU statement added.

On 5 May, a severe hailstorm struck large swathes of Manipur, causing extensive damage to over 48,000 houses, several infrastructure and agricultural lands and crops across 16 districts. Lasting for 15 minutes with hailstones measuring up to four-five inches, the intensity of the storm resulted in major flooding in urban areas that caused widespread power outages.

The European Union said relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need all around the world. The EU funding is being made available via the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) department of the European Commission.

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