Denmark to allocate Dkr100 million for aid to victims in Syria war
Friday, 30 August 2013
Danish Minister, Helle Thorning - Schmidt and her government is
ready with Dkr100 million to assist the millions of victims of the
The government has asked the Finance Committee to make an extraordinary
increase in humanitarian aid to the victims in Syria with Dkr100
million, the Prime Minister said late Friday.
According to the Danish Government, almost seven million people in
Syria are in need of relief, about two million Syrians have fled to
Syria's neighbours, and there are more than 4 million internally
displaced persons. Among the needy are over 3 million children.
"Behind each number is a human destiny. We are facing a humanitarian
disaster that we must respond to. The use of chemical weapons amplifier
the disaster," says Prime Minister Helle Thorning -Schmidt in a press
The money will go to three humanitarian organizations: the World Food
Programme (WFP), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the
International Red Cross (ICRC).
For the period 2012 and 2013 Denmark has allocated Dkr336 million to
humanitarian efforts in and around Syria - including more than Dkr176
million alone in 2013.
by Scancomark.com Team
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