On May 10, Canada announced $229.15 million in humanitarian assistance for the Syrian people. This is what emerges from a press release posted by the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on its electronic site.
“Today, the Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, S. Sajjan, announced that Canada has committed $229.15 million in funding for the humanitarian aid and development in Syria and the region this year,” the statement read.
“Millions of people continue to be affected by the crisis in Syria and neighboring countries,” the statement continued.
Canada also thanked Turkey and several other countries, including Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon for the “generous support they are showing in welcoming such a large number of Syrian refugees”, and commits to continuing to work with the international community and the Syrians to “end the crisis through a lasting political solution”.
The ministry recalls that Canada participated, on May 9 and 10, “in the sixth conference in Brussels, Belgium, on the assistance to be provided for the future of Syria and the countries of the region”.
The said conference was mainly focused, the text emphasizes, on “response measures to meet the critical needs of millions of people in the region and on support for a lasting political resolution of the conflict in Syria. “.
The ministry says that of the amount announced, “Funding of $169.15 million in humanitarian assistance will help people affected by the crisis meet their basic needs, including providing food assistance, protection, water, sanitation and hygiene services and health services”.
“The remaining $60 million will be dedicated to development assistance in the region, which will focus on empowering women and girls; promotion of gender equality; supporting effective and accountable governance; improving the quality and sustainability of gender-responsive social services, including education; promoting economic growth and supporting climate action,” the text concludes.
Source Anadolu Agency