Office of the Spokesperson
December 21, 2018
The text of the following statement on Nicaragua was released by the Governments of Australia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, pursuant to their collective commitment to the defense of civil society organizations around the world.
Shipment of the humanitarian aid with baby milk was delivered by a Czech Army plane to Syria on December 11, 2017. The delivery was organized in cooperation of Czech Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence and Administration of State Material Reserves. Almost 3,7 tons of baby milk worth 650 thousand CZK were handed over to the representatives of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). This organization is operating on the major part of the Syrian territory, even in difficult conditions caused by the ongoing conflict.
At the invitation of the Myanmar Government, we visited Northern Rakhine today. We went to a number of villages in Maungdaw and Rathedaung districts and met a mixture of local communities.
This initiative by the Government of Myanmar allowed us to show support for the many people of all communities in northern Rakhine who have suffered and still feel great insecurity.
On July 18, another shipment of humanitarian aid has been airlifted to Syria by the Czech Army as part of a joint project of Czech Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense as well as the Czech Red Cross (CRC). The aid was forwarded by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Syria Eva Filipi and Director of the CRC Office Josef Konečný to the representatives of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). The SARC provides health care to about two million persons in 144 facilities.
Another part of Czech humanitarian aid arrived to Syria on February 23, 2017. It was again the joint effort of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Administration of State Material Reserves and Czech Embassy in Damascus. The previous shipment was delivered three days earlier. As in previous cases Czech Army provided the Casa cargo plane. This delivery contained again four tons of milk powder which is to be distributed further by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. The humanitarian aid came along with a load of toys coming from private collections.