Thursday, October 29, 2009

US welcomes IDP resettlement

The United States had welcomed the Government's acceleration of the voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their villages.

We are encouraged by the Government’s announcement that it intends in the next few weeks to facilitate the voluntary return of over 40,000…. and we understand that thousands have already been released, said a statement from the US Embassy.

The United States is supporting the voluntary returns process by providing $6.6 million to international de-mining organizations for humanitarian de-mining assistance, $4 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist returnees as they arrive to their homes, and contributions to the World Food Program for the provision of six months’ dry rations to returning families, it added.
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