UN Refugee Agency to Receive Aussie Funding

The Australian government will scale up the budget of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees by AUD4.4 million (USD2.8 million), Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans

. "Through our protection and resettlement programs and our international engagement and capacity-building, Australia will continue to play a constructive and active role in addressing international protection needs, in particular those of people who have suffered for years in the world's refugee camps," Evans said. Australia's core funding to the UNHCR now totals AUD14.3 million.

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