GENEVA -- Alia Helal Al Shehhi, First Secretary at the UAE Mission in Geneva, delivered the country's statement before a session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), held today as part of an interactive dialogue on the Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
The statement also voiced UAE's concern over the government forces ignoring international regulations pertaining to protection of hospitals and medical staff, and called for intervention by the international community to guarantee access to humanitarian aid and to save the injured and internally displaced people.
The statement pointed out that the humanitarian and development aid provided by the UAE to support the Syrian people from the beginning of the conflict stood at around US$ 530 million, as well as the allocation of US$ 100 million for 2015 as an additional support for Syrian refugees, out of which US$ 40 million have been spent.
The country has provided financial and other assistance to the Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, which amounted to about US$ 70 million, as well as established a reconstruction fund in partnership with Germany in areas which are under the control of the interim government.
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