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27 Mar 2017 description

Press release 56/2017 27 March 2017

By decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen, Finland’s humanitarian aid will amount to EUR 61.4 million, of which approximately EUR 20 million will be channelled to the famine-hit countries in the Horn of Africa and to Nigeria and Yemen.

18 Mar 2016 description

Finland grants EUR 61.9 million in humanitarian aid to the most severe crisis areas in the world. On 17 March, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka decided that aid will be granted to, for example, Syria and its neighbouring areas, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Yemen.

24 Jun 2014 description

Finland will donate additional EUR 1.5 million in humanitarian assistance for the Central African Republic, where about a half of the population is in need of humanitarian aid. More than 560,000 people have been forced out of their homes. Since the beginning of the conflict, approximately 370,000 people have fled to the neighbouring countries.

18 Jul 2013 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
18.7.2013 15.58

On Thursday 18 July, by the decision of the Minister for International Development, Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted 70,000 euros in humanitarian assistance for refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Uganda. The assistance will be channelled through the Finnish development cooperation organisation Fida International.

18 Mar 2013 description

By decision taken by Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala on 15 March, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted its humanitarian assistance funds for the first part of the year, totalling EUR 39.8 million, to people suffering from the world’s crises. This time, Finland targets humanitarian assistance to Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Earlier this year, EUR 3.5 million was already granted for the acute needs of the Syrian crisis.

14 Mar 2013 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs Press release 58/2013

Future peace and growth depends on systems and institutions that save lives and protect investments from wars and disasters

More than 100 delegates from more than 20 countries met in Helsinki on 13 March to discuss how to make sure that countries around the world will be able to better prevent the fallout of conflicts, wars and disasters from reversing the gains in development, economic growth and provision of services to their people in the future global development agenda.

19 Oct 2012 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Press release 239/2012

By decision of Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted its humanitarian assistance funds for the last part of the year, totalling 9.46 million euros, to people suffering from the world’s crises. The humanitarian assistance granted by Finland in 2012 thus rises in total to more than 83 million euros. In the distribution of funds this autumn, the humanitarian assistance targets Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

05 Mar 2012 description

By decision of Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted humanitarian aid appropriations totalling 67.6 million euros to people suffering from the world’s crises. Finland directs humanitarian assistance to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

15 May 2009 description

Press release 135/2009

By decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted humanitarian aid appropriations for the first part of the year, totalling 47 million euros, to people suffering from the world's crises. Finland's entire humanitarian aid budget for the present year totals 73 million euros.

The purpose of humanitarian aid is to save human lives and alleviate human suffering in crisis situations.

28 Oct 2008 description

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted 9.3 million euros in humanitarian assistance, in response to the needs caused by the world's greatest humanitarian crises. The decision made by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen supplements the decision to grant 52.2 million euros, made in spring 2008.

The aid focuses on long-term crises, most of which are located in Africa.

29 Jul 2006 description

Press Release 265/2006

The citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo are voting in the presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, 30th of July, 2006. After waiting for 40 years, the citizens of Congo are finally able to exercise their right to vote, a right that has been denied them for a long time, and freely elect their representatives in the democratic and open elections.

The organising of the elections has been an immense challenge.

02 Jun 2006 description

Press release 184/2006

On Thursday, 1 June, the President of the Republic and the Cabinet Committee on Foreign and Security Policy handled in a written procedure Finland's participation in the EU military crisis management operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to support the country's election process. Finland is to take part in the EUFOR RD Congo operation with 12 peacekeepers. In addition to the planned three staff officers, three Finnish medical teams will support the operation. Each of these medical teams will have three members: one doctor and two nurses.

14 Mar 2001 description

Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja reiterated Finnish support for the promotion of the peace process in the Democratic Repulic of Congo whose President Joseph Kabila visited Finland on Wednesday, 14 March. Finland has allocated FIM 12 million in humanitarian aid to Congo and the Great Lakes region in 2001 and is considering further support for the facilitator of the peace process.