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EU gives €20m to Nepal for aid

The European Union has approved €20m in financial support and emergency aid to help Nepal deal with the April 25 earthquake.

The EU commitment came after a request for help from the Nepalese government, which said it was facing a huge funding gap if there was no increase in international help. Beyond the €16.6m in financial support and €3m in emergency aid, EU Commissioner Neven Mimica said "as soon as the needs assessments are completed, we will look into how we can further assist."