Finland increases humanitarian aid for 2011

The Finnish government has approved €23.6 million ($32.8 million) in additional humanitarian aid for this year. This brings Finland’s total allocation for emergency relief efforts overseas to more than €90 million.

The new funding includes €7.75 million for the Horn of Africa famine response, €1.6 million in aid for those affected by the recent political crisis in Libya, and more than €10 million for neglected emergencies.

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