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Memorandum on Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Relating to Syria

January 29, 2013

Presidential Determination No. 2013-04

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Relating to Syria

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the "Act"), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1)), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act, in an amount not to exceed $15 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund, for the purpose of meeting unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, resulting from the crisis in Syria.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA

NOTE: An original was not available for verification of the content of this memorandum.

Barack Obama, Memorandum on Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Relating to Syria Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/303634

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