CPH Post

International

Government unveils new Syria strategy

Denmark’s total aid package for Syria in 2012-2014 is closing in on one billion kroner


Among other areas, the aid will support human rights and civil society projects and efforts that target a political solution to the conflict (Photo: Scanpix)

May 19, 2014
10:34

by Christian Wenande


The foreign minister, Martin Lidegaard, and the trade and development minister, Mogens Jensen, have launched a one-year Syria program for 2014 and a strategic aid framework for Syria for 2014 and 2015.

Some 100 million kroner has been set aside for a program that the government sees as an important part of the ongoing Danish efforts to help the Syrian population in the opposition-controlled areas in the country.

“The new Syria project aims to improve the access that the Syrian population has to basic needs like water, electricity, education and health,” Jensen said in a press release.

”Another essential arena is the police and judicial sector, where we will support the moderate, civil entities who work to better the judicial security for the local population.”

READ MORE: Foreign minister keeping abreast of Syria issues

Supporting the moderates
Moreover, the aid funds will support a number of human rights and civil society projects and efforts that target a political solution to the conflict.

“With the program, we will double our stabilisation and development efforts in Syria, sending a clear signal to the Syrian population and the moderate opposition that Denmark is behind them,” Lidegaard said.

The program is to be financed by the peace and stability fund, which will give 80 million kroner, and the Danish-Arab Partnership Program, which is covering the remaining 20 million kroner.

Denmark’s total aid package for Syria from 2012-2014 is closing in on one billion kroner. 



Related stories



Latest Comments

What a surprise.

(Heidi Patterson on November 27, 2014 16:39)

Only 14% more?

(Jens Rost on November 27, 2014 01:44)

I don't like the idea of the government taking on the job of "protecting"...

(Jenni Silberstein on November 27, 2014 01:20)

I'm just happy that they didn't disparage Nørrebro; I would like the...

(Daniel van der Noon on November 27, 2014 01:12)

"the belief that most other cultures are lesser is widespread. We all have a...

(Lorenzo Luis Albano Farias on November 27, 2014 00:26)

Underpants

(William Harvey on November 26, 2014 19:29)

This must end

(Dyan Kane on November 26, 2014 19:23)

How did that not crack? with climate change

(Will Apple on November 26, 2014 19:05)

But Ray, surely it is THIS article that we are referring too? Is it really...

(Lars Mathiesen on November 26, 2014 17:04)

"It takes a lot of courage to go against the norm," as Karina Lins writes in...

(Gale Langseth on November 26, 2014 14:12)