Iceland will contribute ISK 25 million (USD 193,000, EUR 145,000) to the emergency and humanitarian efforts by the United Nations in Syria, as confirmed in a press release from the Icelandic Foreign Ministry today.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson. Photo: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review.
The Foreign Ministry is donating ISK 11.6 million to UNICEF to support children on the Syrian-Jordanian border, ISK 6.5 million to UNHCR to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria and ISK 6.5 million to UNRWA in Lebanon to assist Palestinian refugee children from Syria.
Iceland is also among 58 countries to have signed a Swiss-sponsored letter calling on the United Nations Security Council to refer the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court.