Sunday, January 21, 2007

East Timor appeals for aid to help 100,000 displaced by violence

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DILI (AFP) - "East Timor and the United Nations launched an appeal for 16.6 million dollars to help resettle and reintegrate about 100,000 people displaced by violence which wracked the country last year.

"The money would pay for humanitarian projects implemented by a network of UN and aid agencies and non-government organisations, the UN said in a statement.

"Prime Minister Jose Ramos Horta and UN special representative Atul Khare jointly launched the appeal.

"More than 20 million dollars were raised last year to shelter and feed the internal refugees, but more funds were needed to ensure supplies and support for the displaced in 2007.

"An estimated 150,000 Timorese, or 15 percent of the population, were displaced following the outbreak of violence ..."
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East Timor Appeal

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