As part of the international response to counter the COVID-19 pandemic , the European Union (EU) has modified its ongoing assistance programs and reoriented its programs for 2020 with the aim of providing support during times of emergencies, especially the health sector, in neighboring countries of the southern Mediterranean, including Algeria.
As part of its reorientation, the European Union has allocated an amount of 43 million Euros under existing programs to meet the needs of Algeria in its struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the priorities formulated by the Algerian authorities.
The two sides have worked together since the beginning of the health crisis to define the needs for strengthening hospital services.
European aid will be monitored through one of the agencies of the United Nations system in Algeria, specifically the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in coordination with the Algerian authorities.
It is noteworthy that Algeria leads the Maghreb countries with the number of COVID-19 infections by 20 cases on July 10th, 2020.