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EU Allocated $16.2 to Resettle Afghans - 2002-08-23


The European Union has allocated an additional 16-point-two million dollars in aid to help resettle Afghans returning home and those living in drought-stricken areas of the country.

E-U Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Poul Nielson said (Friday) hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have returned home need help to reestablish themselves and many others are still living in camps waiting for the opportunity to go home.

Mr. Nielson said the aid will be used to provide the Afghans with shelter, drinking water and health care as well as agricultural supplies such as seed, fertilizer and basic equipment. The relief will go to Afghan refugees in Pakistan as well as in areas of Afghanistan.

The E-U says that since 2001, the Humanitarian Aid Commission has provided more than 97 million dollars in relief aid to the victims of the Afghan crisis.

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