Belgium pledges 75 million EUR for Syria at international donor conference
Belgium pledged 75 million EUR to be spent on humanitarian aid in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The aid will mostly be dedicated to initiatives encouraging refugees to stay in their region of origin and providing dignified living conditions.
The 75 million EUR in humanitarian aid, which will be paid in 2016 and 2017, will support international organisations active in the region under the United Nations banner.
The aid will mostly be dedicated to initiatives encouraging refugees to stay in their region of origin and providing dignified living conditions. As stated by Prime Minister Charles Michel: “75 million to allow the refugees to stay in their own region. The international support is intended to improve the refugees’ living conditions. Health, education, better sanitary conditions and also better access to the labour market must be the priority. […] The support and commitment of the international community can make the difference.”
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