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Memorandum From the President on Assistance for Refugees in Sorealia and Djibouti

May 23, 1978

Presidential Determination No. 78-12

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Determination pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended, (The "Act") authorizing the obligation of $750,000 of funds made available under the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund

In order to meet emergent needs of refugees who are in Somalia and Djibouti as a result of hostilities in the Horn of Africa, I hereby determine, pursuant to Section 2(c) (1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest that up to $750,000 in funds appropriated under the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund be made available for assistance to such refugees. This assistance will be furnished through contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, international organizations and voluntary agencies helping these refugees.

The Secretary of State is requested to inform the appropriate committees of Congress of the Determination and the obligation of funds made under their authority.

This determination shall be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

Jimmy Carter, Memorandum From the President on Assistance for Refugees in Sorealia and Djibouti Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244949

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