The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 50,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. EUR 25,000 in humanitarian assistance to help Ukraine will be transferred to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and another EUR 25,000 will be channelled through the International Organization for Migration. The aim is to support humanitarian response to help people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, responding to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ appeal of 28 November for US$ 146,7 million or 72 per cent of the required funds for the implementation of the Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan that has been reviewed in 2017.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 20,000 in humanitarian aid for refugees in Myanmar. The funds will be transferred to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 20,000 in humanitarian aid to assist Palestinian refugees. The contribution will be transferred to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania calls to submit concepts and applications for the implementation of projects under the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme in 2018.
The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas attended an informal meeting of EU Ministers Responsible for Development on 11 September in Tallinn, which focused on further cooperation between the European Union and middle-income countries.
Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated EUR 10,000 in humanitarian aid to the International Committee of the Red Cross for Sierra Leone. In 2017, Lithuania allocated EUR 220,000 in humanitarian aid for persons affected by conflicts and natural disasters in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Mali and Sri Lanka.
On 4 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas met with the Grand Hospitaller Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel and Ingo Radtke, Secretary General of Malteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss cooperation opportunities in the fields of humanitarian aid and development cooperation.
Russia’s aggression against Georgia shook the world in August 2008. The war has claimed hundreds of lives, while Russia has seized a part of Georgia’s territory. Thousands of people have become internally displaced persons. They were forced to leave their homes and are not yet able to return.
On 4 May, Aleksandras Stulginskis University and the public institution “African studies and consultations” signed implementation agreements for Lithuania’s bilateral development cooperation projects at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. The two institutions will implement projects in the two countries of Sub-Saharan Africa – Mali and Nigeria.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocates EUR 20,000 in humanitarian aid for Yemen and Syria, EUR 10,000 to Nigeria and EUR 10,000 to help South Sudan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 40,000 in humanitarian aid to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help Iraq. Another EUR 20,000 will be channelled through the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 20 thousand in humanitarian aid to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (OHCHR).