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* Sri Lanka pledges a voluntary contribution of US$ 15,000 towards the UNHCR Global Appeal 2018-2019
Wed, Dec 6, 2017, 10:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka has pledged an un-earmarked voluntary contribution of US$ 15,000 towards the UNHCR Global Appeal 2018-2019 at the UNHCR Pledging Conference held on 05th December 2017 in Geneva.

The Global Appeal 2018-2019 by the UNHCR presents the requirement of financial resources that amounts to US$ 7.508 billion for 2018 and US$ 7.352 billion for 2019, to protect and improve the lives of millions of people, including refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people (IDPs), returnees, stateless people, and others of concern.

Addressing the UNHCR Pledging Conference, Ambassador Aryasinha appreciated the assistance extended by UNHCR to Sri Lanka in the resettlement process of IDPs and returnees in the provision of shelter, livelihoods and basic household items.

Valuing the UNHCR's continued close cooperation with Sri Lanka, Ambassador Aryasinha assured Sri Lanka's cooperation to the UNHCR High Commissioner in his endeavors towards accomplishing UNHCR's mandate.


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