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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 29, 1991

Presidential Determination No. 91-51

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), I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest that $35,300,000 be made available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund (the Fund) to meet the unexpected and urgent needs of refugees and other displaced persons in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.

A total of $13,300,000 will be used to respond to urgent and unforeseen refugee needs in the Middle East of which $6,000,000 will be contributed to the United Israel Appeal to help resettle Ethiopian refugees in Israel and $7,300,000 will be contributed to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to assist Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and Lebanon. A total of $22,000,000 will be contributed to international organizations, and other governmental and non-governmental agencies to cover urgent and unforeseen needs of refugees and displaced persons in the Horn of Africa.

You are authorized and directed to inform the appropriate committees of the Congress of this determination and the obligation of funds under this authority, and to publish this determination in the Federal Register.


GEORGE BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, August 29, 1991.

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/327797

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