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Commission grants 800,000 Ecus aid
- Subject: Commission grants 800,000 Ecus aid
- From: FreeBurma@xxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 20:47:00
Subject: Commission grants 800,000 Ecus aid for refugees in Thailand
EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE: IP/95/1427
DOCUMENT DATE: DECEMBER 20, 1995
THAILAND: COMMISSION BACKS PLAN TO AID KAREN REFUGEES
The European Commission has approved a package of humanitarian aid worth
800,000 ECU for Karen refugees from Myanmar (Burma) living in Thailand.
The Karens, an ethnic minority in Myanmar, fled to camps on the
Burmese-Thai border in December 1994, after the collapse of their military
strongholds inside Burma. Malaria is a major problem in the camps, and there
is a severe lack of clean drinking water.
This grant, channelled via the European Community Humanitarian Office
(ECHO), will enable two non-governmental organisations, Aide Medicale
Internationale (France) and Malteser Hilfsdienst (Germany), to carry out
projects concentrating on medical aid over the next six months. They will
also provide some emergency food aid.
Information about ECHO is now available on the Internet on page
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