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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

Bush releases US Dollars 5.215 millions for war refugees in Sri Lanka and Somalia

By Walter Jayawardhana

Washington, 17 December, (Asiantribune.com): US President George W. Bush released 5.215 million dollars as emergency aid to help refugees who have become displaced due to war situation in Sri Lanka and Somalia, the White House in Washington D.C. announced.

The announcement did not clarify how much money was allocated to each country as aid to help the refugees fleeing from war situations in each country.

The announcement said President Bush instructed Condoleeza Rice US Secretary of State in an official memorandum dated December 14, 2006 to make the necessary funds available to each country under the war ravages “for the purpose of meeting unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs,” stemming from the emergency situations.

In the published memorandum by the White House, President Bush told Condoleezza Rice, "These funds may be used, as appropriate, to provide contributions to international, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and, as necessary, for administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration."

- Asian Tribune -

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