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

March 15, 1989

Presidential Determination No. 89-12

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Pursuant to Section 2(c) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601(c)), in order to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs in Africa and Asia, I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest that $17.5 million be made available from the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund (Emergency Fund) for assistance to African and Afghan refugees and displaced persons. Up to $5 million will be contributed to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for assistance to African refugees and displaced persons in the Horn of Africa. Up to $5 million will be contributed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support the return of Namibian refugees. Up to $2.5 million will be contributed to the United Nations Special Coordinator for Afghanistan to assist in meeting the urgent needs related to the repatriation of Afghan refugees. Up to $5 million will be contributed to the ICRC for medical assistance to Afghan refugees and displaced persons in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

You are authorized and directed to perform the appropriate congressional notifications regarding 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, March 15, 1989.

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/323795

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