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News of theme "Public Aid for Development and International Cooperation"
15 December 2017 News flash

Draft News Report on the Government's Web Site (to be backdated – December 2017) Emergency humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and plague victims in Madagascar

In late 2017, the Prince's Government released more than EUR 100,000 to respond to two emergency appeals to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and for the Malagasy population that has been affected by a new plague epidemic.

Kits d’hygiène de l'aide d'urgence du Gouvernement Princier allouée à MDM, dans le cadre de la lutte contre la peste à Madagascar ©MDM

In Bangladesh, the speed and the scale of the influx of Rohingya refugees led to a critical urgent humanitarian crisis at the end of the year.  The Prince's Government also responded positively to an appeal by the charity Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger), one of the four NGOs that have been authorised to take action in the country to support the most vulnerable people (children under 5 andpregnant and breastfeeding women) by providing them with food and healthcare.

In Madagascar, the funds allocated by the Prince's Government made it possible to respond to an emergency appeal by Médecins du Monde (MDM) (Doctors of the World), one of the only health NGOs present in the country.   In particular, this aid has been used to implement training for healthcare staff, strengthen patient triage systems and improve patients' care.  This disease, which has mostly presented this year in its most contagious form (pulmonary form), caused the death of 202 people in four months.

In 2017, in response to numerous calls from the United Nations and emergency NGOs, the Prince's Government allocated more than EUR 660,000 for emergency humanitarian aid.

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