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Memorandum on Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended

August 28, 1990

Presidential Determination No. 90-37

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1), in order to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs around the world, I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest that $18,350,000 be made available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund (Emergency Fund) to meet unexpected urgent needs of refugees and conflict victims in Africa, Asia and the Near East/South Asia. Of this $18,350,000, $8,050,000 will be contributed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); $6,500,000 will be contributed to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); $800,000 will be contributed to the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; and $3,000,000 will be contributed to the United Nations Border Relief Operation (UNBRO). A portion of the funds authorized to support UNHCR efforts in Africa may be used to finance directly assistance provided through private voluntary organizations or other international organizations as required to meet specific needs.

You are directed to inform the appropriate committees of the Congress of this Determination and the obligation of funds under this authority. This Determination shall be published in the Federal Register.


GEORGE BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, August 28, 1990.

George Bush, Memorandum on Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/323391

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