Following the appeal launched by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on behalf of Syrian refugees, the Prince’s Government is allocating 75,000 euros to the World Food Programme.
After four years of conflict, nearly 11.5 million Syrians are being displaced within the country or have sought refuge in neighbouring states.
The emergency humanitarian aid from the Prince’s Government will support the work of the World Food Programme (WFP) to help refugees in five countries which neighbour Syria (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt).
This aid is part of the OCHA’s Strategic Response Plan 2015 and Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan.
Since 2012, the Prince’s Government has made a number of contributions to help Syrian refugees, bringing the amount of emergency aid provided to 375,000 euros since the beginning of the conflict.