France provides more funding to UNHCR’s refugees and IDPs operations
November 8, 2008
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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