April 24th, 2018
Belgium pledges 26 million EUR for humanitarian help to Syria and the region
Belgium will allocate this year 26 million EUR for humanitarian help to Syria and neighboring countries. This sum will go to the war refugees. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the start of the international conference Supporting Syria and the Region which takes place today and tomorrow in Brussels.
April 20th, 2018
Belgium invests in blockchain technology for cash-based transfers in refugee camps
Belgium will financially support the World Food Programme’s roll-out of blockchain technology for cash-based transfers in refugee camps. Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo announced the collaboration during a working visit to the United Nations in New York. Belgium is investing twenty million euros in total this year in innovation to improve humanitarian assistance.
April 20th, 2018
Alexander De Croo asks the World Bank to focus more on the financial inclusion of women
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo asked the World Bank to focus more on the inclusion of women in the financial system. He was speaking at a debate attended by World Bank President Jim Kim and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Minister De Croo takes part until Sunday at the yearly Spring Meetings of the World Bank, in Washington DC.
April 13th, 2018
Belgium will raise its humanitarian budget for the DRC to 25 million euros
Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place. The humanitarian crisis in the DRC has worsened considerably during the last 2 years.
April 12th, 2018
Statement Humanitarian Donor Conference on the RDC (Geneva)
Statement by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on the 'Humanitarian Donor Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo' (Geneva, 13 April 2018)