January 17th, 2018
Belgium pledges multi-annual support to UNRWA, the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees
In response to the call of UNRWA's Commissioner-General, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has decided to allocate 19 million EURO over the next 3 years to UNRWA, the United Nations agency which provides humanitarian help to Palestinian refugees.
January 11th, 2018
Belgium allocates 1 million euro to the Start Fund, an innovative NGO fund for a faster humanitarian response
Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, has decided to allocate 1 million euro to the Start Fund. This fund is managed by the Start Network, an international network of humanitarian NGO’s. The Start Fund’s objective is to reduce the funding gap within the current humanitarian system for small to medium-sized humanitarian crises.
January 10th, 2018
Belgium remains committed to support the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presented the Belgian policy regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, in a session behind closed doors.
December 22nd, 2017
Music For Life : Belgian federal government allocates 100.000 EUR in favor of projects supporting human rights in Burundi and Tunisia
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo made a donation of 100.000 EUR to the fundraising operation “de Warmste Week”. This amount will be allocated to a project supporting victims of human trafficking in Tunisia (Avocats sans Frontières) and the improvement of youth rights in Burundi (KIYO). Minister De Croo handed over the cheque this morning to Music For Life. The operation is taking place this year in the Puyenbroeck domain in Wachtebeke,…
November 28th, 2017
Belgium takes an innovative humanitarian approach in Mali
Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo and Prime Minister Charles Michel visit a revalidation center in Bamako (Mali). Their visit will give them a first-hand view on how the innovative humanitarian approach of Belgium works in the field. During the visit in Bamako, Handicap International will present the development of 3D-printed limbs.