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31 Jul 2006 description

The Danish Government has decided gradually to start withdrawing its members of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, SLMM. The withdrawal will be completed before 1 September 2006.

The withdrawal is most regrettable, and has been forced upon Denmark by the LTTE insistence of not having any national from any EU member country serving as ceasefire observer in Sri Lanka. Furthermore Denmark has noted that personal security towards its nationals at the SLMM apparently cannot be guaranteed by the LTTE after 1 September 2006.

Denmark has also noted that the Government of Sri Lanka is in …

19 Jun 2006 description

I am deeply concerned about the recent escalation of violence in Sri Lanka.

This gives rise to considerable concern for the safety and the working conditions of the Danish and other Nordic ceasefire observers organised in the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, SLMM.

Denmark has consistently supported a peaceful solution to the conflict in Sri Lanka and is fully backing the role of Norway as peacefacilitator. Denmark is ready to continue its support to the SLMM, provided that both parties to the Ceasefire Agreement, CFA of February 2002 still fully support this Agreement.

10 Jan 2005 description

So far 420 mio. DKK (app. 77 mio. USD) have been allocated in Danish emergency and reconstruction assistance. A preliminary division of the funds is 200 mio. DKK for emergency assistance, 220 mio. DKK for reconstruction and environmental rehabilitation.

Access to clean and safe drinking water is currently the top priority for the Danish assistance.

Another Danish priority is the coordination with the UN system and other donors, since this is regarded as essential for efficient and quick delivery of the assistance.

To date, 200 mio.

06 Jan 2005 description

So far 420 mio. DKK (app. € 57 mio.) have been allocated in Danish emergency and reconstruction assistance. A preliminary division of the funds is 200 mio. DKK for emergency assistance, 220 mio. DKK for reconstruction and environmental rehabilitation.

04 Jan 2005 description

So far 420 mio. DKK (app. 76 mio. USD) have been allocated in Danish emergency and reconstruction assistance. A preliminary division of the funds is 200 mio. DKK for emergency assistance, 100 mio. DKK for reconstruction and 120 mio. DKK for environmental rehabilitation. Funds will be allocated through the UN system and Danish NGO's.

01 Jan 2005 description

Under impression of the still increasing figures on flood victims and the urgent need to provide assistance, The Danish Government decided in an emergency meeeting on 31 December to increase its allocation to assistance to the many flood victims to 300 mio. DKR, app. 55 mio. USD.

30 Dec 2004 description

In light of the new dire disaster figures, the Danish Government has decided to increase its contribution to assistance to the many flood victims to 95 mio. DKR, app. 18 mio. USD.

The Danish Emergency Management Agency has been asked by the UN to take the lead on the establishment of a coordination center in Banda Aceh, Sumatra.

28 Dec 2004 description

Mr.Bertel Haarder, The Danish Minister for Integration and Minister for Development Cooperation, has just offered a preliminary amount of 10 million kroner (app. 1.8 million dollars) to the many flood victims. A Danish emergency expert has been dispatched with an UNDAC team to the affected area.