The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the initiative announced by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to allocate $50mn to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Syria affected by the recent severe weather in the region.
The spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said: “The Secretary-General welcomes the recent announcement by His Highness the Amir of Qatar to allocate $50mn to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons in the Middle East affected by the recent severe weather in the region”.
He added: “The Secretary-General is very grateful to His Highness the Amir and the people of Qatar for their generosity.
“As you know, the recent harsh winter conditions in the Levant has had a horrific impact on populations who were already vulnerable, both refugees as well as the communities hosting them.
Humanitarian partners continue to respond to the needs of those who have been affected and are reinforcing preparedness and mitigation efforts.
“These difficult conditions make Qatar’s donation extremely valuable and timely for the UN system’s efforts to help vulnerable people.”
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