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The Foreign Ministry acts to protect displaced persons and refugees in Libya, Tunisia and Ethiopia with new contributions to the UNHCR

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation approved, with resources from the Africa Fund, new financial contributions worth 7 million Euro towards the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for projects and assistance to IDPs and refugees in Lybia, Tunisia and Ethiopia.

In Lybia, in consideration of the risks civil population, refugees and migrants are exposed to, Farnesina approved a contribution of 2 million Euro: The project to be implemented in Libya aims to distribute relief supplies to approximately 20,000 displaced families, provide assistance to 750 refugee families, and expedite up to 17 quick impact projects benefiting 8,500 people.

In Ethopia, the funds will help local authorities in their commitment to support Eritrean refugees in the northern region of Tigray, through providing medical assistance, activities in favor of child refugees and persons with specific needs, strengthening primary education for Eritrean refugees, access to drinking water in refugee camps.

The UNHCR project in Tunisa aims at supporting local authorities in welcoming migrants and asylum seekers, in particular in the regions of Sfax and Medenine.