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EU Announces Multi-Million Dollar Africa Aid Package

The European Union has announced a $195 million humanitarian aid package for 10 African nations, including Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

EU Development Commissioner Louis Michel says millions of Africans remain vulnerable to "silent tsunamis" such as droughts, floods and armed conflicts.

Nearly $57 million has been earmarked to help displaced persons return to Sudan's violence-plagued Darfur region, while $45 million will be spent to improve health care for women and children in the war weary Congo.

The rest of the money will fund aid efforts in Uganda, Burundi, Comoros, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Chad and Tanzania.

The money will be funneled through several humanitarian aid organizations, including the United Nations and Red Cross.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.