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18 Jan
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Belgium ranks 9th in the list of the 10 most important donors of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). CERF is the flexible fund for humanitarian assistance of the United Nations. 

16 Jan
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will allocate €3 million for the reception of South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. The Belgian Development Cooperation will support a two-year programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In 2016, our country contributed a total of €21.4 million to the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency.

22 Dec
Press release

The federal government allocates 100,000 euros to Music For Life, the annual solidarity action of the Studio Brussel radio station. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced this in Boom. This contribution is in line with the humanitarian efforts of our country in and around Syria and goes to the NGOs Doctors of the World and Red Cross Flanders.

21 Dec
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo allocates an additional four million euros in emergency humanitarian aid for the people of Mosul. Since October a fierce battle is raging in and around Mosul to recapture the city controlled by Islamic State (IS). One and a half million people are endangered. The additional contribution will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), active on the field.

20 Dec
Press release

Last night, the mandate of the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) came to an end, as stipulated by the Constitution. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo regret that elections were not organized before this date. They are very worried on the situation in the DRC. 

 

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