News: UNHCR seeking $261 million to aid Iraqi refugees

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In an effort to respond to an increasingly dire situation, the UN refugee agency has requested a significant increase in funds to aid Iraq’s internally displaced and refugee populations. The $261 million (close to $100 more than the 2007 budget) request for 2008 would go towards projects that provide direct financial assistance to Iraqi families and enroll more Iraqi children in schools. The collection of these funds are largely dependent on government contributions. To read the UNHCR press release, click here.

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