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M112 29 Sept ember 1982 A c t i n g M i n i s t e r f o r

F o r e i g n A f f a i r s

LEBANON - EMERGENCY HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

The A c t i n g M i n i s t e r f o r F o r e i g n A f f a i r s / t he

Rt bon I an S i n c l a i r MPz t oday announced c o n t r i b u t i o n s

t o t a l l i n g $ 1 7 8 / 0 0 0 t o s e v e r a l A u s t r a l i a n Non-Government

O r g a n i s a t i o n s (NGOs) f o r emergency h u m a n i t a r i a n a s s i s t a n c e

t o t he v i c t i m s of t he c o n f l i c t i n Lebanon.

Cash g r a n t s have been appr oved t o t he A u s t r a l i a n

Co u n c i l of Churches ( $ 3 5 / 0 0 0 ) / Save t he C h i l d r e n Fund

( $ 5 0 / 0 0 0 ) / Worl d V i s i o n ( $ 7 3 / 0 0 0 ) and t he U n i t e d Na t i o n s

C h i l d r e n s Fund Commi t t ee of A u s t r a l i a ( $ 2 0 / 0 0 0 ) .

Mr S i n c l a i r s a i d t h a t t h e r e was a c o n t i n u i n g

need f o r emergency r e l i e f a s s i s t a n c e f o r v i c t i m s of t he

c o n f l i c t i n Lebanon. He not ed t h a t t he Non-Government

O r g a n i s a t i o n s were an e f f e c t i v e channel f o r d e l i v e r i n g

r e l i e f a s s i s t a n c e . The O r g a n i s a t i o n s ment i oned would use

t he g r a n t s t o p r o v i d e me d i c a l p e r s o n n e l and s u p p l i e s / baby

f o o d / b l a n k e t s and hi gh p r o t e i n f o o d s .

'The A c t i n g M i n i s t e r s a i d t h a t A u s t r a l i a had now

p r o v i d e d $ 2 , 3 3 8 m i l l i o n f o r emergency h u m a n i t a r i a n a s s i s t a n c e

t o t he v i c t i m s of t he c o n f l i c t i n Lebanon.