At the request of the Greek government, Belgium has decided to send humanitarian goods through the B-FAST emergency mechanism. Greece called on the European coordination mechanism to assist them tackling the humanitarian emergency linked to the growing migratory pressure at their borders.
There are 34 results returned by the search criteria
1-10 of 34 results
06 MarPress release
04 MarNews item
Belgium has released 457 000 euros to the FAO to help vulnerable populations in Haiti affected by a severe drought.
26 FebNews item
For many years, Belgium has been committed to the safety of Syrian citizens and the end of the Syrian conflict. As a non-permanent member of the Security Council, our country’s voice can carry additional weight with the international community.
18 FebPress release
Belgium made € 169.8 million available for humanitarian aid. This is found in the final balance sheet of the humanitarian service of the FPS Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is satisfied. "With this, Belgium is continuing its strong humanitarian commitment of recent years.
11 JanPress release
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin welcomes the renewal of the “cross-border” mechanism aimed at providing humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.
25 SepPress release
In recent years, the number of counterterrorism measures has risen sharply to cope with the increased international terror threat. These measures are necessary from a peace and security perspective, but can have undesirable consequences for humanitarian assistance. In the margins of the General Assembly, Belgium and the European Union call for more attention in coordinating the approach to terrorism and humanitarian action.
14 MarPress release
In the framework of the third international Brussels Conference on Syria (Supporting the future of Syria and the Region), which ends today, Belgium pledged 24,3 million euros for 2019 in humanitarian aid for Syria and countries of the region (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq).
19 FebPress release
Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo made a field visit to Mosul together with the European Commissioner for Human Aid Stylianides. From 2014 to 2017 the Iraqi city was in the hands of ISIS. Because of violent clashes, almost one million people were forced to flee Mosul. 400.000 of them have still not returned. Minister De Croo has announced that our country will make 7.6 million euros available for humanitarian aid in Iraq.
15 JanMinister De Croo and WFP launch the humanitarian hackathon to find innovative solutions tackling hungerPress release
Over 200 technology and innovation champions from all over the world are joining a two-day humanitarian hackathon in Brussels to foster innovative ideas and build new prototypes that may transform aid delivery and help eradicate hunger. The hackathon is an initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, together with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Hack Belgium Labs. This Hackathon is dedicated to cutting-edge solutions addressing the most pressing humanitarian challenges.
20 DecPress release
In 2018, Belgium earmarked 170 million euros for humanitarian aid. This amount went mainly to helping refugees and people in need in their own region. The most important contribution went to the humanitarian catastrophe in and around Syria. An increasing share is going to humanitarian innovation. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation made this announcement on the occasion of International Human Solidarity Day.