China offers US$100 million aid for refugees
CHINA pledged US$100 million in humanitarian aid to address the world’s biggest refugee crisis and said a $1 billion fund it has set up with the United Nations could also be used for that purpose.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made the pledge at the first-ever UN summit on refugees and migrants, called to agree on an international response to the displacement crisis.
“China attaches great importance to and has taken an active part in addressing this issue,” Mr Li said.
“We are committed to shouldering our responsibilities compatible with our abilities.”
He announced $100 million in humanitarian aid “on top of previous pledges” and said his government was considering “setting aside the China-UN Peace and Development Fund to help countries with that effort”.
China announced the creation of the $1 billion fund last year to support the work of the UN. –