Council of Ministers pledged further humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees
“Supported by UNHCR, we are providing concrete aid for the victims of the Syria conflict and are sending an important signal that Austria will continue its tradition as a dedicated humanitarian aid donor”, said Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl in a statement on the decision of the first Council of Ministers session of the new Federal Government to mobilise a further 150,000 euros of aid from the Foreign Disaster Fund for Syrian refugees.
Foreign Ministry announces allocation of new funds for East Africa from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)
Austria strengthens commitment to humanitarian aid
“In 2016, Austria provided 55 million euros of humanitarian aid, the highest amount to date. These funds allowed us to help a total of 2.3 million people”, said Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz in a statement to mark World Humanitarian Day. More and more people are becoming caught up in humanitarian crises and are reliant on aid. The primary cause is armed conflicts, with prolonged conflicts or natural disasters.
The Austrian government has decided to provide more aid to crisis regions in the Middle East and East Africa from its Foreign Disaster Fund.
Austria ups its aid to East Africa and provides Uganda with a further 2 million euros