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).
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.