Urgent Humanitarian Aid to Syria, Mali and Sudan

from Government of Monaco
Published on 04 Oct 2013 View Original

The Prince's Government has just released EUR 130,000 to provide basic health care to the Syrian refugee population in Lebanon, help Malian families who have fled from the north of the country to return home, and support victims of the ethnic conflict in Sudan.

According to the latest figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR), two million Syrians have found refuge in neighbouring countries, almost half of whom are in Lebanon, which already has four million inhabitants.

In view of this situation, help has just been given to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to meet the basic health requirements of Syrian refugees in the town of Zgharta in north Lebanon, as well as the local population, which is also in great difficulty.

In Mali, after financing the distribution of food kits at the beginning of the year for 10,000 people who had been displaced from the north of the country to Bamako and the surrounding area, the Prince's Government is now helping these populations to return home definitively. This support is being offered via the Consulate of Morocco in Mali.

Finally, following the recent intercommunity violence that broke out in Darfur in western Sudan, the Prince's Government has just responded to an urgent appeal by the International Federation of the Red Cross to help Sudanese refugees in Chad, particularly with regard to food security.