Operations to help displaced Malians threatened by low funding – UN refugee agency

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A refugee site at Sinegodar near the Mali-Niger border hosts thousands of Malian refugees. Photo: UNHCR/H. Caux10 July 2012 – The operation to support Malian refugees is threatened by a critically low level of funding, the UN refugee agency said today, adding that it and its partners are struggling to provide a basic level of humanitarian standards for the displaced. “For UNHCR, only $34.9 million has been received against an appeal for $153 million – that is just 22.7 per cent of the funding needed. Our partners, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) also report poor funding levels for refugee operations in the region,” a spokesperson for the Office of the UN…

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