U.S. To Provide Additional $7.5M In Humanitarian Aid For Cote D’Ivoire And Liberia
The U.S. will provide an additional $7.5 million in humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons in Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia,Â according to a statement from theÂ State Department on Wednesday, RTTNews reports (6/16).
The State DepartmentÂ “said the pledge will benefit the refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other conflict-affected populations in the region,” BNO News/Channel 6 News reports.Â Wednesday’s pledge brings the total amount ofÂ humanitarian assistance to the region to more than $51 million. “The latest U.S. contribution will include $6.5 million in support for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and $1 million for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)” (6/15).Â The additional aid will help provide food, health care, access to clean water and other services, according to the statement (6/15).
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