Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action Marie-Josee Jacobs has signed development cooperation deals with six non-governmental organizations and coalitions.
According to a Jan. 27 press release from Jacobs’ office, Luxembourg will provide a total of euro25.3 million (USD34.4 million), while its partner organizations will contribute euro6.3 million to the joint efforts, which will go on for three to five years. These organizations include the Consortium Foundation and Caritas Foundation Bridderlech Deelen, Matt Eng Bréck Latäinamerika, New PNP-Fir Latäinamerika of Kanner, Luxembourg Follereau Foundation, Consortium SOS Faim and Action Solidarité Tiers-Monde, and SOS Faim Luxembourg.
The partnerships will support development projects in the areas of agriculture, vocational training, social services, the fight against infectious diseases, medical services, civilian peace building, human rights and microfinance. They will benefit 27 countries, namely South Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Haiti, Paraguay, Peru, India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.