April 24th, 2018
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.
April 20th, 2018
Belgium invests in blockchain technology for cash-based transfers in refugee camps
Belgium will financially support the World Food Programme’s roll-out of blockchain technology for cash-based transfers in refugee camps. Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo announced the collaboration during a working visit to the United Nations in New York. Belgium is investing twenty million euros in total this year in innovation to improve humanitarian assistance.
April 20th, 2018
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.
April 13th, 2018
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.
April 12th, 2018
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)
March 19th, 2018
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.
March 6th, 2018
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.
March 5th, 2018
Belgium and Senegal celebrate fifty years of bilateral cooperation
February 8th, 2018
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.
February 1st, 2018
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…