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Taiwan offers aid to Iraq and Syria to combat ISIS

Taiwan aids Iraq
On Monday, July 9 Taiwan’s representative to the United States, Stanley Kao, announced that Taiwan would contribute US$1 million to help the United States in the global campaign to defeat ISIS in its remaining holdouts in Iraq and Syria, Taiwan News reported. 

At an event hosted by the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C., U.S. officials expressed their gratitude for Taiwan’s efforts to wipe out the extremists and promote humanitarian aid and stability in the war-torn region.

Stanley Kao was quoted by CNA as saying “As a member of the global community, Taiwan will not remain silent in its contributions to international humanitarian effort.”

The contribution from Taiwan will be used primarily for de-mining operations in the two countries, with VOA reporting that in addition to the funds, 20 sets of de-mining equipment will be sent to Iraq to hasten the clean-up of former battle-zones.

In the past, Taiwan has donated temporary housing units for refugees displaced by the conflict in the region, reports CNA. 
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