Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo agreed to release 2,6 million Euros for the funding of three humanitarian projects supporting Syrian refugees. The humanitarian crisis in Syria enters its fifth year. Almost half of the Syrian population had to leave their homes and more than 3,9 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries.
1138 Bangladeshi workers were found dead between loads of garments destined for the European and American markets after the six-floor Rana Plaza complex in the industrial outskirts of Dhaka collapsed on 24 April 2013. Asia's largest industrial catastrophe – after Bhopal – did not only disclose construction shortcomings but also the race to the bottom in the garment sector, which this time led to a deadly finish. Meanwhile, we are two years later. How have authorities, businesses, trade unions and NGOs responded? Does the consumer have any sustainable alternatives? All the answers in the dedicated brochure that BTC has recently published.
Statement by Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the open debate on 'Women, Peace and Security' in the UN Security Council, New York.