|Date: 07/08/2012 Time: 10:51:00 PM
The United States on Tuesday announced its
third contribution this fiscal year toward the 2012 operations of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), including funds for Syrian
With the contribution of more than USD 41 million, the United States is
providing to-date approximately USD 720 million to the organization, including
more than USD 100 million toward emergency appeals for vulnerable populations
from Syria, Sudan and Mali, the State Department announced.
The contributions are funded through the department's Bureau of Population,
Refugees and Migration, and help advance UNHCR initiatives worldwide. the
US funds will support protection and life-saving assistance as well as
refugee repatriation, local integration and resettlement, it said.
US funds support the provision of water, shelter, food, health care and
education to refugees, internally displaced people and others under UNHCR's
care and protection in countries such as South Sudan, Mauritania, Burkina
Faso, Chad, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.