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Jawaher Al Qasimi: Emergency relief must be provided as priority to Syrian refugees

posted on 31/10/2013: 1489 views



Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, met yesterday with the Rt. Honourable Alan Duncan MP, U.K. Minister of State for International Development, at Her Highness' Executive Office.

They discussed opportunities for humanitarian development and cooperation between the UAE and UK, especially in the field of supporting Syrian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Discussions highlighted priority humanitarian needs inside and outside Syria, the different mechanisms to address these needs, as well as the funding required by the Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP), which is put together by various humanitarian bodies and United Nations agencies to respond to the rising humanitarian needs for Syrian refugees.

In this context, Her Highness appealed to international humanitarian and development agencies by saying, "We need to intensify global efforts to raise awareness of the suffering of Syrian refugees, and mobilise much needed support for Syrian refugees from the international community, since the RRP is still 53% underfunded. A variety of developmental programmes should be provided to ensure that refugees' needs and emergency relief services are available on the ground." Her Highness added, "Winter adds to the suffering of Syrian refugees who remain hopeful of receiving much needed support such as winter cloths and blankets through the Warm Hearts initiative under the Big Heart campaign." The British Minister praised the efforts of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher to make life-saving contributions to Syrian refugees, and Her Highness' immediate response to the Syrian refugee crisis. He also commended the Warm Hearts initiative under the Big Heart campaign that was launched to save countless Syrian refugees from a terribly harsh winter.

The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) has been an important donor to UNHCR's Syria response, having contributed GBP 17 million to UNHCR (yesterday 100 million) since the beginning of the crisis. It is envisaged that this support will continue into 2014. It has also appropriated a total of GBP 500 million, approximately 3 billion yesterday, for the Syria situation, both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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