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Global: US $9 million for ICRC activities

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ABIDJAN, 17 March (IRIN) - The government of the United States has contributed US $9.27 million to the Geneva-based International Commitee of the Red Cross to support its field operations for the current year, the US government announced on Friday. This new funding hasbrought to over $29 million the amount that the administration of US President George Bush has contributed to the ICRC for emergency field operations in 2003. According to a news release from the State Department, the US provided more than $125 million in 2002.
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