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Afghanistan + 19 others
UN refugee agency launches USD 1 billion 2004 appeal

GENEVA -- The UN refugee agency said on Friday that it was seeking over $1 billion to fund its refugee assistance and protection work next year to care for more than 20.5 million refugees and other people worldwide. This includes $955 million for its annual budget and over $57 million for supplementary programs for the Liberian crisis and Sudanese refugees.
UNHCR will present its Global Appeal 2004 to donors on 8 December at a pledging conference in Geneva. The refugee agency's budget is mainly funded by voluntary contributions from donor
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Afghanistan + 4 others
Press briefing by Department of Peacekeeping Operations on mine action

Some $290 million would be needed next year to fund 300 mine action projects in 36 countries, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said at a Headquarters press briefing today.
Briefing correspondents on the launch of the report 'Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2004', he said the projects would be aimed not only at removing landmines, but also at protecting people, assisting victims, and helping countries remove remaining stockpiles. The compilation of the report, by governments as well as the United Nations