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Europe gives region $12 million to prevent disasters

Friday, July 13, 2012

The European Commission has donated $42 million to prevent natural disasters in poor regions of the world, including Central America.

Central America will receive $12 million. The other regions are Central Asia, the Caucasus, south-east Asia and southern Africa.

European officials say the money is not a cost: "Every euro spent on preparing for disasters allows us to save seven euros we would have to pay for disaster relief."

Full story (in Spanish)