The Austrian government will provide 2.5 million euros (2.8 million US dollars) from Austria’s foreign catastrophe fund in aid to countries affected by the crisis, Mali and Syria. The fund approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday,
Of the total, humanitarian efforts in Mali will receive 1.5 million euros, which will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The West African nation is prone to armed conflict and climate change, leaving a precarious situation for its people.
The remaining one million Euros must be allocated to Syrian aid efforts, half to the ICRC and the other half to the World Health Organization to help refugee camps in the north-east of the countries.
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17 November, 2019