The United States on Wednesday announced its third contribution this fiscal of more than $41 million toward the 2012 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
With this tranche, the U.S. is providing approximately $720 million to the organization that includes more than $100 million toward emergency appeals for vulnerable populations from Syria, Sudan, and Mali. The contributions are funded through the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, and help advance UNHCR initiatives worldwide.
U.S. funding will support protection and life-saving assistance as well as refugee repatriation, local integration, and resettlement, the State Department said in a press release.
U.S. funding supports the provision of water, shelter, food, healthcare, and education to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other people under UNHCR's care and protection in countries such as South Sudan, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
The most recent contribution will support UNHCR's following Annual and Supplementary Program activities: Africa $25.4 million, Syria Regional Response Plan $9.6 million, Global Operations $1.5 million, Headquarters $2.8 million, Asia and Pacific $1.9 million.
UNHCR, in collaboration with its many partner non-governmental organizations (NGO) and refugee-hosting countries, is providing protection to displaced populations around the world.
by RTT Staff Writer
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