Albania: EUR 1.15 billion raised at the International Donors’ Conference

Albania: EUR 1.15 billion raised at the International Donors’ Conference

Beyond all expectations was for the Albanian Prime Minister the solidarity of the international community for the Reconstruction of Albania, following the catastrophic earthquake of November 26, 2019.

Edi Rama described the International Donors’ Conference for the Reconstruction of Albania held by the EU in Brussels on Monday, February 17, as “an unforgettable Albanian day in the heart of Europe”.

The total amount raised to help rebuild Albania after the catastrophic earthquake of November 26, 2019, which left 51 people dead, more than 1,000 injured and 14,000 temporarily homeless, amounted to 1.15 billion euro.

Addressing the end of the International Donors’ Conference for the Reconstruction of Albania, Edi Rama said the amount raised exceeded all expectations and was beyond any imagination.

According to an EU assessment report, the damage suffered to public and private infrastructure in Albania reached 1 billion euro.

The Donors’ Conference “Together for Albania” was organized by the European Union, bringing together representatives from 100 countries to support Albania’s reconstruction program, following the earthquake that hit the country on 26 November 2019./ibna