Chairperson calls for relief efforts
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen called for the
government Sunday to initiate a humanitarian mission to help the tragic plight of Syrian refugees as a result of the war that has plagued the Middle-East nation since 2011.
Tsai posted a comment on a social media after learning the story of a young Syrian boy whose body was found lying face-down on a beach near the Turkish resort of Bodrum earlier this week.
“Many innocent lives have been lost as a result of the bitter reality of war. We must act now in support of these refugees,” Tsai commented on her Facebook page. [FULL STORY]