EMERGENCY AID FOR NEW CALEDONIA
European Commission - IP/88/116 01/03/1988
Other available languages: FR
The Commission has decided to grant emergency aid of 85 000 ECU to New Caledonia, which was hit by hurricane Anne in mid-January. Considerable damage was caused: 2 500 people have been left homeless and about 6 000 families have lost food crops and livestock. The aid, in the form of cash donations to the worst hit families, will be channelled through the UN High Commissioner for refugees.