By: Scarlett Chai and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday that Taiwan has donated US$100,000 to international humanitarian agency CARE International, with the funds to be used to support people affected by conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Iraq.
The donation, which is to CARE’s Emergency Response Fund, reflects Taiwan’s belief in human rights, the need to end gender-based violence and provision of global medical assistance, the ministry said.
The cooperation with CARE also allows Taiwan to work with an important international non-governmental organization to push for worldwide humanitarian relief, it said.
Existing partners of CARE include the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization, the United States Agency for International Development and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). [FULL STORY]