France provides more funding to UNHCR’s refugees and IDPs operations

November 8, 2008

The French

government has decided to provide additional funding to the UNHCR repatriation

program of Afghan refugees from Pakistan to Afghanistan. 300 000 Euros have been

allocated to the HCR’s operations ongoing in Afghanistan.


Furthermore, the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has approved a

100 000 Euros additional contribution to UNHCR for the assistance it provides to

the Internally Displaced Persons from Bajaur Agency.


Those decisions follow the immediate action taken by France in early September

2008 to help the displaced population of Bajaur. At the time, France had funded

an International NGO already operating in the area. With this French support,

large food supplies were distributed to over 12 000 people in several camps of

the Frontier province./.


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