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14 Nov 2018 description

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Freekeh (sometimes spelled freek or farik) is a cereal type of food made from green durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var. durum) that is traditionally dash-burnt and rubbed to create its unique flavour. It is an ancient dish derived from Levantine and North African cuisines, remaining popular in many countries of the eastern Mediterranean Basin where durum wheat originated.

26 Apr 2018 description

On Wednesday, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag announced at an international conference in Brussels that the Netherlands will continue to provide support aimed at relieving the suffering of Syrians in Syria and its neighbouring countries and helping to maintain regional stability.

13 Apr 2018 description

In the years ahead Lebanon can continue to count on Dutch support to increase stability in the fragile country. During a speech at a conference in Paris on Lebanon's economic development, trade and development minister Sigrid Kaag said that she will closely monitor whether the Lebanese government implements its announced reforms, tackles corruption and balances the budget.

16 Nov 2016 description
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Tyre, November 17, 2016 - 2,500 Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian children have in past months attended football trainings and life skills education across Lebanon, with the aim of building bridges across communities. This month, the most successful Dutch football player of all times – Johan Neeskens – joins forces with UNICEF, War Child, Right to Play and the Royal Netherlands Football Association, to train the childrens’ youth leaders.

21 Jul 2016 description

Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.

18 Sep 2014 description

The government has decided to create a new emergency aid fund for the 2014-2017 period. In total an extra €570 million will be made available to meet the most immediate needs of those affected by conflict-related violence and natural disasters. This is in addition to the existing €210 million annual humanitarian aid budget.

11 Sep 2013 description

The Netherlands is making an extra EUR 17 million available for emergency aid to the victims of the crisis in Syria. This was announced by foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen on Wednesday, the final day of her visit to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

12 Jun 2007 description

Development minister Bert Koenders and foreign minister Maxime Verhagen have allocated $500,000 in emergency aid for Palestinian refugees in North Lebanon in response to the UNRWA Flash Appeal for funding.

UNRWA is the lead UN organisation providing assistance to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon affected by fighting between the Fatah Al Islam movement and the Lebanese army in recent weeks. The general humanitarian situation has deteriorated sharply and thousands of refugees are without water and electricity.

31 Aug 2006 description

The Netherlands will pledge 6 million euros at the international donor conference for Lebanon today in Stockholm, development minister Agnes van Ardenne has announced.

08 Aug 2006 description

The government has 'every understanding' for civil society organisations' appeal to support an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East, and shares their concerns.

02 Aug 2006 description

The Netherlands has pledged an extra 1.5 million euros to the International Red Cross (ICRC), 1.5 million euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) and 300,000 euros to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for emergency relief for Lebanon. It has also pledged 250,000 euros to the Netherlands Red Cross for aid in Lebanon.

21 Jul 2006 description

The Netherlands has pledged one million euros to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Prompted by the current crisis in the Middle East, the ICRC asked the international community for 6.4 million euros to assist its efforts in Lebanon. The Dutch contribution will be used to look after an estimated 500,000 displaced persons, providing them with medical care, food, blankets, hygiene kits, and cooking equipment.