The U.S. government is contributing $51.5 million to international efforts aiming to help Iraqis displaced by war. This brings total U.S. assistance for displaced Iraqis to $114.9 million in the current fiscal year.

The money will be channeled through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other international organizations and will be used to rehabilitate homes, repair water and sanitation systems and provide employment services to facilitate the voluntary return and reintegration of refugees and internally displaced people in Iraq.

The contribution is in line with the U.S.’s commitment to the strategic framework agreement signed with the Iraqi government in 2007, according to the U.S. State Department.

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