Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, has signed a Letter of Intent regarding a Danish donation of 60 million DKK to the UN World Food Programme’s, WFP’s, work with women’s and girls’ access to contraception in humanitarian crisis.
WFP’s primary task is distribution of food, but there are many advantages by using the distribution of food in connection with other organizations’ work, especially when it comes to contraception and information on sexual health.
The conflict in Syria has recently entered its eight year, and, according to the UN, more than 12 million people have been forced to flee, either internally or to the neighboring countries. The need for humanitarian aid and assistance in Syria and the neighboring region is enormous. Today, Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs announces a historically large contribution of DKK 730m to the crisis. This happens at an international conference hosted by the UN and the EU in Brussels.
The Danish Government sends DKK 10 million to the displaced people and refugees of the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Democratic Republic of Congo faces a worsening humanitarian crisis as a result of the increasing violent conflict.
Yemen is currently facing the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the world.
Yemen is currently facing the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the world. Following three years of armed conflict, 75 percent of the population, 22.2 million people, are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. Two million Yemenites have been forced to flee internally and are thus in even greater need of help in their homeland.
Together with EU, the Netherlands and Sweden, Denmark is co-hosting a high-level conference in Brussels today.
The main focus of the conference will be on human rights and trust building between local communities and security forces in the G5 countries within the West African Sahel region.