Russia will allocate about $17 mln out of its federal budget to UN structures for the needs of Syrian recovery, the corresponding government order published on the official legal information portal informed on Tuesday.
In order to ensure Russia’s participation in international recovery efforts in the Syrian Arab Republic, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered to allocate $16.9 mln in 2019 out of the country’s federal budget, TASS reports.
Up to $5.8 mln will be allocated to the budget of the UN Development Program in order to finance the project aimed to provide aid to the municipal structures of the Syrian provinces that received the most significant damage. Up to $5 mln will be allocated to UNICEF to aid the implementation of the project aimed to recover the Syrian education system, as well as the project that aims to ensure access of mothers and children to food and quality healthcare.
Another $3 mln is set to be allocated to the World Health Organization in order to implement the project aimed to provide healthcare services and recover the medical facilities damaged in the course of the Syrian crisis. Russia will donate up to $3 mln to the UN Population Fund to finance the efforts on recovering child and maternal healthcare in the province of Aleppo.
The Russian Foreign Ministry will inform the Syrian government and all the aforementioned UN structures of the Russian government’s decision. The ministry will establish the procedure of allocating and using the budget funds in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Finance.