Dutch development minister announces five new humanitarian assistance disbursements
Dutch development minister Ms. Liliane Ploumen has notified the Parliament of five recently commenced or planned humanitarian assistance disbursements. These are funded from the extra budget of €40 million for development assistance announced in the Spring Memorandum and include:
- additional €11.5 million to the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF);
- €5 million to support high-quality activities that contribute to sexual and reproductive health care in emergency settings, including better access to contraception;
- €10 million for three crisis-affected regions: the Lake Chad region (€4 million), the Syrian region (€3 million), and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (€3 million);
- additional €7 million for the Dutch Relief Alliance, bringing the total to €15 million that can be used to combat the famine in the Horn of Africa and Yemen;
- €1.5 million to UN Global Pulse, which collects and analyzes big data in collaboration with humanitarian partners.