AL-SHAMSI PARTAKES IN MEETING OF GROUP OF SENIOR DONORS TO SYRIA: UAE HAS PROVIDED MORE THAN $61 MILLION AND CONTINUES TO HELP

UAE Ambassador to the Lebanon, Hamad Saeed Al Shamsi, participated in the 12th meeting of the Group of Senior Donors to Syria held by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Beirut, in the presence of the UN Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy, Ambassador Ahmad Al-Marrikhi, Minister of Social Affairs Pierre Bou Assi, Minister of State for Displaced Affairs, Mouin Merehbi, and delegations from several Arab and international donor countries.

During the meeting, Ambassador Al-Shamsi reviewed the report of the “UAE response to the Syrian crisis” issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, which refers to what was presented to the Syrian refugees during the period extending from 2012 to December 2017. He pointed out that “the UAE has provided assistance in Lebanon and other host countries (Jordan, Iraq, Greece, Turkey and Egypt), next to relief services inside Syria for those affected by the ongoing war.”

He pointed out that the UAE “has provided more than 61 million dollars to Lebanon in order to help and support the Syrian brothers as well as the affected Lebanese and Palestinians in various regions.” He explained that “the assistance of UAE institutions and charitable organizations comes in coordination with the Lebanese government and the relevant ministries, as well as with municipalities recognized by the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities.”

The ambassador stressed that “the UAE continues to provide assistance aimed at combating poverty and illiteracy, promoting human rights, and enshrining its principles without discrimination, in accordance with the directives of the UAE leadership.”

Source: National News Agency