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The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €18.5 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) to provide immediate life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable suffering from the crisis. The funds will support immediate life-saving activities such as distribution of essential food and survival items as well as providing shelter, health, protection, water, hygiene and sanitation.

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The British government has contributed $1 million for Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) and Central Emergency Response Fund (CERP) of International Organization of Migration (IOM), set up to help Ethiopian migrant workers deported from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Though UK is the biggest contributor so far, at just $3.7 million IOM is still far short of the required funding to rehabilitate returnees which is estimated at $15.6.