As part of Italy’s support to humanitarian mine clearance operations, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, provided funds to finance 12 mine clearance projects comprehensively worth more than 3.5 million euros.
Tripoli, 29 November 2018 – Today Italy, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined representatives of the Presidential Council (PC) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli for the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the programme “Recovery, Stability and Socio-Economic Development in Libya”.
The Joint Committee for Development Cooperation, chaired by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, met today and approved, among other matters, a 3-million-Euro grant to support FAO’s SWALIM programme (Somali Water and Land Information Management), Phase VI in Somalia.
The ‘Week of Italian Cuisine in the World’ does not only showcase the excellence of our Country’s agri-food products but is also an opportunity to help those in need. Therefore, as part of the initiatives scheduled for the Week, the Italian Embassy in Uganda organised a Day in favour of the refugees hosted in the Rhino Camp, in the Arua District, in the north of the Country. Thanks to the contribution by Roman Chef Fabio Bongianni and ACAV, the Trento-based NGO, more 2,500 people, half of whom were children, enjoyed a truly Italian meal.
Upon request of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ms. Emanuela Del Re, the Italian Cooperation Agency has approved an aid package for the population of Zimbabwe, which has been hit by a recent cholera epidemic that broke out in the capital Harare. A total amount of 400,000 euros was appropriated for UNICEF and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).