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Belgium pledges 26 million EUR for humanitarian help to Syria and the region

Belgium will allocate this year 26 million EUR for humanitarian help to Syria and neighboring countries. This sum will go to the war refugees. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the start of the international conference Supporting Syria and the Region which takes place today and tomorrow in Brussels.
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Alexander De Croo asks the World Bank to focus more on the financial inclusion of women

Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo asked the World Bank to focus more on the inclusion of women in the financial system. He was speaking at a debate attended by World Bank President Jim Kim and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Minister De Croo takes part until Sunday at the yearly Spring Meetings of the World Bank, in Washington DC.
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Belgium will raise its humanitarian budget for the DRC to 25 million euros

Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place. The humanitarian crisis in the DRC has worsened considerably during the last 2 years.
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Statement Humanitarian Donor Conference on the RDC (Geneva)

Statement by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on the 'Humanitarian Donor Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo' (Geneva, 13 April 2018)
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Belgium doubles its contribution to the International Red Cross (ICRC)

In a conversation today with ICRC President Peter Maurer, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced the doubling of Belgium’s contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Over the course of the next three years, Belgium will contribute a total of 25,5 million euros to the overall operations of the ICRC. Additional funds will be allocated for specific conflict areas.
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Alexander De Croo for one year She Decides in Senegal

Exactly one year ago, our country organized the international She Decides conference in Brussels to support the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo, one of the initiators of She Decides, travelled with Prime Minister Charles Michel to Senegal for the first anniversary.
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Belgium and Senegal celebrate fifty years of bilateral cooperation

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Queen Mathilde and Deputy Prime Minister De Croo visit Ghana in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals

Queen Mathilde and Deputy Prime Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo started today a three-day working visit to Ghana. The focus of the visit lies entirely on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are the seventeen goals that must be reached in order to eradicate extreme poverty and to protect our planet.
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Belgium opens 4 new embassies in Africa: Benin, Guinea, Mali and Niger

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announce the opening of 4 new Belgian embassies in Africa. The existing diplomatic bureaus in Cotonou (Benin), Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali) and Niamey (Niger) will be upgraded to the rang of embassy as of today. In doing so, our country is demonstrating the importance it attaches to its relations with these countries, as well as to the…
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The new visual identity of the Belgian development cooperation, the finishing touch of an intensive reform

The Belgian development cooperation will from now on appear on the field with a new logo, a new visual identity and a new baseline: “Belgium, partner in development”. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo unveiled today the new visual identity during the New Year reception of the Belgian development cooperation, in the presence of some 450 colleagues and partners of the Belgian development cooperation.

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