WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — 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.

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

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