100M euro boost for world’s 5 biggest crises

Syrian refugees receive food vouchers from the World Food Program. The newly created Dutch Relief Fund has allotted 30 million euros for the Syrian crisis. Photo by: Rein Skullerud / WFP / CC BY-NC-ND

Humanitarian groups responding to the crises in Syria, South Sudan, northern Iraq, the Central African Republic and the Ebola-hit countries in West Africa now have a new source of funding to support their relief efforts.

Following last week’s announcement of a new emergency fund for victims of conflict and natural disaster, the Netherlands has allocated 100 million euros ($127.5 million) this year to help alleviate the humanitarian situation in those countries.

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  • Diederik kramers

    Diederik Kramers

    Diederik Kramers is a freelance correspondent in Brussels covering EU and NATO affairs. A former spokesperson and communications officer for UNICEF and UNHCR, he previously worked as foreign desk and Eastern Europe editor for the Dutch press agency ANP and as editor-in-chief of the Dutch quarterly Ukraine Magazine.