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Taiwan expert speaks in New York about Syrian refugee problem

Taiwan center in Turkey shows how nation can help global community

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Chiu Chen-yu (right) speaks in New York about his experiences with Syrian refugees. (CNA, TECO New York photo)

Chiu Chen-yu (right) speaks in New York about his experiences with Syrian refugees. (CNA, TECO New York photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, an expert from Taiwan spoke about the Syrian refugee problem to show how the nation can help the international community, reports said Friday (Sept. 17).

Chiu Chen-yu (裘振宇) has been serving as the executive director of the Taiwan-Reyhanli Center for World Citizens in the Turkish city of Reyhanli since 2016, CNA reported.

Last year, Chiu launched a fundraising campaign for the project in Taiwan, a move which at the time seemed less than successful because of the distance between Taiwan and the Middle East. However, within six months, the action managed to raise US$1 million (NT$27.7 million) to help the refugees, Chiu said.

Over the past eight years, Taiwan has participated in 60 projects concerning basic education, professional training for women, and psychological advice for youngsters. Despite a lack of resources, Taiwan will continue to provide assistance to the Syrian refugees in Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials in New York said at the meeting, which was also attended by diplomats from Taiwan's allies.