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U.S. Department of State Contributes $200 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 2, 2010


The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of $200 million toward the 2010 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


The contribution will support UNHCR efforts worldwide. These activities include refugee returns to Afghanistan and Burundi; local integration and third-country resettlement of refugees; and protection and provisions of water, shelter, food, healthcare, and education to people under UNHCR’s care.


The contribution will directly support UNHCR’s 2010 Program Budget activities in the amounts and regions indicated below.


  • Africa
$ 50.05 million
  • East Asia
$ 9.50 million
  • Europe
$ 25.10 million
  • Near East
$ 6.20 million
  • South Asia
$ 58.20 million
  • Western Hemisphere
$ 9.80 million
  • Global Operations
$ 14.00 million
  • Headquarters
$ 9.65 million
  • Emergency Response Activities
$ 17.50 million
TOTAL $ 200.00 million

PRN: 2010/384


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