Angola to Get $48 Million Aid From U.S.

LUANDA (Jan. 24) XINHUA - The Angolan government said Monday that the United States will provide 48 million U.S. dollars in assistance to Angola's humanitarian programs.

The assistance offered by the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) will benefit the implementation of the programs on education, agriculture and health carried out by the humanitarian organizations operating in Angola.

USAID Administrator Hugh Parmer said that the money will also be used to help the vulnerable residents in the cities and towns recently recaptured by the government troops in the central highland and in the east and south of the country.

The USAID has in the past 10 years provided Angola with some 400 million dollars to help the displaced people resulting from the civil war between the Angolan government and the rebel National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, said Parmer, who is now paying a visit to the southwest African country as head of a USAID delegation.

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