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Federal Foreign Office prepares to provide winter emergency aid for Afghanistan

30.10.2008

The Federal Foreign Office is donating a total of 1 million euro to German aid agencies for projects to deal with a possible winter emergency in Afghanistan. In another winter emergency measure, the Federal Foreign Office will provide the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with 2 million euro towards its appeal for emergency aid in four provinces in northern Afghanistan. In addition to these projects the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will be donated 2.36 million euro in Federal Foreign Office funds to enable it to support internally displaced persons and Afghan returnees.

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