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Caritas Corea steps up aid to refugees

Expansion announced of funding for a number of projects throughout the region

Caritas Corea steps up aid to refugees
A village in Myanmar damaged by cyclone (photo: Caritas Corea) reporter, Seoul

June 13, 2011

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Caritas Corea has announced an expansion in its foreign aid, especially for refugees in several Asian countries. The organisation said that for the second quarter of the 2011-12 financial year it will add a total of 12 aid projects to two existing projects, at a cost of US$770,000. The additions include rehabilitation projects in formerly war-torn Sri Lanka and flood-hit Pakistan, emergency relief for refugees from the recent border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand, and aid for mother-and-child health care in Iraq. Also Caritas Corea continues its two long-term aid projects in Bangladesh: one building houses for poor mother-and-children families and one for handicapped people. Hagnes Shin Hye-young, head of the international cooperation team of Caritas Corea, said today that nine emergency projects had already received aid money while the others will receive funds in one or two months. Caritas Corea decides what projects it will support based on proposals sent in via Caritas International. Related report Caritas Corea to continue foreign aid

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