Relief for Gaza

I hope there will be some strong measures in place to prevent this from going to Hamas. I doubt it, but one can hope.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 2, 2009

January 27, 2009

Presidential Determination

No. 2009-15

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration

Needs Related to Gaza

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2c1 of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 the “Act”, as amended 22 U.S.C. 2601, I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2c1 of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA

via The White House – Blog Post – Relief for Gaza.

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