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Presidential Determination No. 91 - 30 -- Memorandum on Assistance for Refugees and Migrants in Africa

1991-04-18

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

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 ,250,000 be made available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund (Emergency Fund) to meet the unexpected and urgent needs of refugees and migrants in Africa.

A total of ,250,000 will be used to respond to urgent unforeseen refugee needs in Africa of which ,000,000 will be contributed to UNHCR [United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees] for South African repatriation; ,000,000 will be contributed to international relief organizations for Ethiopian and Somali refugees and returnees in the Horn of Africa; and ,250,000 will be used for emergency migration needs in Malawi.

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

George Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:28 a.m., May 7, 1991]

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