Taiwan pledges US$500,000 donation for anti-ISIS effort

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/07
By: Chiang Chin-yeh and Evelyn Kao

Image taken from Pixabay

Washington, Feb. 6 (CNA) Taiwan will donate US$500,000 to a non-governmental organization that advocates for victims of sexual violence and aims to rebuild communities devastated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the country’s representative to the United States said Wednesday.

Stanley Kao (高碩泰) made the announcement at a meeting of ministers from the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Department of State.

The donation was pledged in response to a call by Pompeo for further contributions to the effort against ISIS, and will go to Nadia’s Initiative, founded in 2016 by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Nadia Murad.

On the occasion, Murad thanked Taiwan for its donation, while Pompeo also acknowledged the country’s contributions.    [FULL  STORY]

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