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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 17, 2008


U.S. Contributes $138 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

We are pleased to announce an additional contribution of $138 million toward the 2008 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  

 

This contribution is in addition to previously announced U.S. contributions totaling $95.4 million for UNHCR’s Iraq programs and another nearly $10 million provided to support the organization’s refugee resettlement  efforts.  This latest contribution brings the United States’ support to UNHCR to more than $240 million for 2008. 

 

The $138 million contribution will support UNHCR efforts to provide protection, assistance, and solutions for refugees and/or internally displaced persons in or from Sudan (Darfur and Southern Sudan), Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Burma, Bhutan, the Northern Caucasus, Serbia, Kosovo, Colombia, and elsewhere.  Below is a breakdown of where the U.S. contribution will go.

 

  • Africa

$  80.2 million

  • Asia and Pacific

$  21.1 million

  • Europe

$    9.8 million

  • Global Operations

$    7.0 million

  • North Africa/Middle East

$    5.9 million

  • Headquarters

$    5.7 million

  • Western Hemisphere

$    4.3 million

  • Operational Reserve activities

$    4.0 million

 

TOTAL

 

$ 138.0 million

2008/198


Released on March 17, 2008

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