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Fund for European aid to the most deprived helped 14 million people in 2015

Aug 1, 2017 | News

(01 August 2017) – The Commission has adopted a summary report on the implementation of the FEAD in 2015, based on the reports submitted by the Member States.

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The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) financed the distribution of over 400 000 tonnes of food. It is estimated that in 2015 the FEAD partially or fully contributed to the provision of 47 million meals. School supplies and hygiene items were also distributed in three countries.

Over 14 million people, 47.2% (6.7 million) of whom are women, are estimated to have benefited from FEAD food assistance in 2015. Approximately 30% of the end recipients (4.1 million) are estimated to be children aged 15 or under and 10% (1.4 million) people aged 65 or over.

Among the end recipients, there are also

• an estimated 5.5% (0.8 million) people with disabilities,

• almost 14% (2 million) migrants,

• people with a foreign background (including refugees and other beneficiaries of international protection) and minorities,

• 8.5% (1.2 million) homeless people.

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