MOFA releases World Refugee Day short film
A short film showcasing Taiwan’s humanitarian assistance efforts in Africa and Asia was released June 19 in the run-up to World Refugee Day by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Taiwan Story-Together Stronger” draws the curtain back on aspects of the MOFA’s long-term collaboration with local and overseas nongovernmental organizations, as well as like-minded partners, in conducting assistance projects in such countries as Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.
According to the MOFA, these undertakings include constructing street lamps; donating emergency shelters and light-emitting diode, or LED, lamps; and providing medical and related assistance.
Other initiatives span information literacy education, job training for women, physical rehabilitation, post-traumatic stress disorder counselling and renewable energy implementation.
Last year, Taiwan carried out 450 cooperation and development projects in more than 60 countries. The bulk of these centered on refugees in the Middle East, the MOFA said.
Taiwan also plays a key role in strengthening the response to COVID-19 in the region, the MOFA said, adding that the country donated surgical masks to refugees in Syrian camps and assisted front-line medical workers combat coronavirus.
This demonstrates Taiwan Can Help, and is fulfilling its obligation as a responsible member of the international community, the MOFA added.
WRD is a U.N.-designated day taking place June 20 to raise awareness of the need to build a more equitable, fair and inclusive world for refugees.