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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 Syrian war.
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.Danish Minister, Helle Thorning - Schmidt

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 release.

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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