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).
Upon the initiative of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, the Italian Cooperation service arranged for an aid package to be delivered to the Indonesian population that was struck by the earthquake and tsunami of last 28 September. A financing of 200,000 euros was allocated immediately after the disaster to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to fund emergency relief operations and the delivery of shelters and food in the areas involved.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has arranged for a comprehensive financing of 2.5 million euros through the Africa Fund to support the activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger and Egypt. The 1.5-million-euro project titled “Direct Assistance to Abandoned Migrants” aims to boost the presence of the IOM in the north-eastern regions of Niger bordering with Algeria, in order to provide emergency assistance and medical aid to migrants and support their voluntary return to their Countries of origin.
Upon the initiative of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, in response to an appeal launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Italian Cooperation Agency has arranged for an emergency financing of 200,000 euros in support of the Red Cross’s action in Indonesia after it was struck by a tsunami last 28 September.
Health care kits and water treatment equipment were delivered by Italy to the Ministry of Health of Niger as part of Italian cooperation initiatives to support public healthcare in the West African country affected by a cholera epidemic which has already caused 57 deaths. The regions most affected are Maradi, Zinder Tahoua and Dosso.
Tuesday 25 September 2018, Jerusalem - The Italian Government has generously granted 500,000 Euros to continue supporting and empowering Young Palestinians to have access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights (SRHR).
To make sure minors get at least a meal a day in Mali, where food safety has deteriorated following last year's poor rainfall, the Italian Development Cooperation has allocated an emergency grant of 500 thousand Euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support school meals. The initiative, which is shared by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, also aims at increasing regular school attendance in a country where schooling rates are low, especially for girls.
The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the result of the mediation reached today by the United Nations Support Mission that aims to deescalate violence in and around Tripoli and ensure the protection of civilians. We reiterate our strong support for Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salame as he works to realize an immediate and durable cessation of hostilities in the Libyan capital, which is a critical step to advancing the political process in accordance with the United Nations Action Plan.
Joint statement from the Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States on the efforts to bring violence in Tripoli to an end.
The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States have issued the following joint statement on the continued escalation of violence in and around Tripoli.
The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the continued escalation of violence in and around Tripoli that has caused many casualties and continues to endanger the lives of innocent civilians. We reiterate that the targeting of civilians and indiscriminate attacks are prohibited under International Humanitarian Law.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in close coordination with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, has allocated a 500,000-euro financial contribution to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the regions of Gedeo and West Guji, in Ethiopia. The contribution will mainly be used to provide emergency shelters as well as relief material and support to mobile clinics.
Beirut , Lebanon 3rd August, 2018, Beirut — In a signing ceremony today between the Ambassador of Italy, Massimo Marotti, and the UN Under Secretary General, and ESCWA Executive Secretary, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, a new project was launched that will empower women refugees from Syria and vulnerable women and girls in host communities to play an active role in improving their lives and advocating for their rights.
In order to tackle the humanitarian crisis provoked by the eruption of the Volcano del Fuego in Guatemala, the Italian Cooperation Agency has provided to make a multilateral emergency financing of 200,000 euros. This contribution responds to the appeal launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is engaged on the front line to guarantee basic assistance to the population struck by the natural disaster.
Jerusalem, Wednesday 13 June 2018
The Italian Cooperation and the WHO signed this morning a Cost Sharing Agreement related to the Programme “Health System strengthening in the occupied Palestinian territory” for a total amount of 300,000 euro. The initiative will ensure continuity with the ongoing WHO project funded by AICS Jerusalem in 2017 for 700,000 euro and aimed at strengthening the health system toward universal health coverage.
The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States welcome the significant outcomes of the June 3-5 National Security Council meeting in Baidoa, capital of South West State.
A million euros is allocated to IOM to fund humanitarian relief actions in the Afghan provinces of Herat and Nimroz, which are on the border with Iran. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has made these funds available to help over 285,000 refugees, who returned from Iran with no IDs. The number of refugees is 150,000 more if compared to the same period a year earlier.
Ramallah, May 31, 2018 – Yesterday, the Italian Development Cooperation, UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a new programme, “Promoting Women’s Equal Access to Economic Opportunities and Decent Work in Palestine” (The Decent Work for Women Programme) at the Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah, West Bank. More than 80 guests representing the Palestinian ministries, diplomatic missions, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academia, private sector, and other development partners, attended the ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the joint programme.
“We have arranged for a 500,000 Euro multilateral emergency financing – through the Italian cooperation service – to tackle the humanitarian crisis provoked by the massive flow of displaced Venezuelans in Brazil and Colombia.”
Mogadishu, 11 December 2017 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, is making a contribution of 3 million Euros towards the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s new Country Programme for Somalia over the period 2017-2020.
In partnership with UNFPA, this generous contribution will support the Federal Government of Somalia’s efforts in reducing maternal deaths, unmet need for birth spacing, and ending violence and harmful practices against women and girls.
The hosting arrangement between Italy and EASO on the establishment of an operational office in Rome was signed today at the premises of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The arrangement was signed by the EASO Executive Director, José Carreira, and the General Director for European Union, Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi.