Work in Parliament Question for written answer E-002436/2021 about the establishment of a trust fund for Mozambique

Questions to the Commission and the Council | 05-05-2021

Question for written answer E-002436/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Lídia Pereira (PPE), Paulo Rangel (PPE), José Manuel Fernandes (PPE), Maria da Graça Carvalho (PPE), Álvaro Amaro (PPE)
Subject: Establishment of a trust fund for Mozambique

European Union trust funds are external aid instruments set out the Regulation on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union(1), in particular Articles 234 and 235 thereof, for the purposes of funding, together with other donors, ‘emergency and post-emergency actions necessary to respond to a crisis’. There are currently four trust funds: for Africa, the Central African Republic, Syria and Colombia.

Mozambique is in a catastrophic situation, in the throes of a multifaceted crisis. On the one hand, the conflict with Islamic radicals in Cabo Delgado in the north has already killed more than 2 500 people are forced 700 000 from their homes. On the other, the conflict with the Renamo military junta in the centre of the country has killed and displaced many more. It has also been hit by natural disasters, especially cyclone Idai and the COVID-19 pandemic. Another threat to public health, Malaria, is also gaining ground in the country.

Can the Commission therefore say:

1. Whether it believes a trust fund for Mozambique should be set up in view of the critical conditions in the country?

2. Whether it is considering proposing the establishment of such a trust fund?


(2) This question is supported by a Member other than the authors: Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar (PPE)

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