In order to meet the many humanitarian challenges that have become more significant in 2022, Luxembourg has drawn on its close partnerships with international agencies, which make it possible to provide tailored responses to different crisis situations. Consequently, Luxembourg was able to start its new strategic partnership framework with the World Food Programme (WFP), which supports people affected by food insecurity. Apart from its nutritional support for countries in the Sahel and Yemen, Luxembourg also provided food aid in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
Similarly, Luxembourg embarked on its agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for the 2023-2025 period. The agreement covers both current humanitarian emergencies such as in Ukraine and Afghanistan as well as forgotten crises such as in Western Sahara. The partnership also includes support for innovation and psychosocial support, among others.
Luxembourg has joined the Troika of the OCHA Donor Support Group (ODSG) in preparation for Luxembourg’s presidency of this working group, which is scheduled for June 2023.