SANAA, 10 February 2009 (IRIN) -
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) is to make available
500,000 euros to rehabilitate and construct new shelters for thousands
of refugees in southern Yemen, an ECHO official has said.
The project will benefit African (mainly
Somali) refugees at Kharaz refugee camp and the Ahwar reception and registration
centre, both of which are run by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Kharaz, 150km west of Aden, is Yemen's
biggest refugee camp and home to over 9,000 refugees, according to UNHCR.
ECHO would transfer the funds to UNHCR