Morocco Attends World Humanitarian Summit

Morocco Attends World Humanitarian Summit

Morocco, which backs humanitarian actions around the world despite its limited resources, has attended the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey this May 23-24.

King Mohammed VI was represented at the summit opening by his younger brother Prince Moulay Rachid. The Summit aims at raising funds for humanitarian aid and reviewing ways to improve their distribution.

On the sidelines of this event, Prince Moulay Rachid visited on Monday an exhibition showing Morocco’s contribution in humanitarian action and peacekeeping operations.

The exhibition displays the contribution made by the Moroccan royal armed forces over half a century in peacekeeping operations and the protection of civilians.

With more than 2,300 peacekeepers, the North African Kingdom is currently the 15th troop contributor to UN peace operations. Peacekeeping has proven to be one of the most effective tools available to the UN to assist host countries navigate the difficult path from conflict to peace.

UN Peacekeepers provide security and peace-building support to help countries in the generally difficult transition from conflict to peace. According to UN figures, there are currently 16 UN peacekeeping operations deployed on four continents.

The Istanbul world humanitarian summit marks a turning point in how the international community prepares and faces crises, conflicts, natural disasters and population movements to prevent human suffering.

The goal is to ensure that countries, non-governmental organizations and relief workers come together to address global humanitarian crises. The summiteers’ objectives include actions and commitments aimed at enabling countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises, and be resilient to shocks.

They also reviewed the best practices, which can help save lives around the world and alleviate suffering.

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