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Islamic Relief to manage UNHCR Saloum Camp
24 February 2012
Islamic Relief signed an agreement with the UNHCR
“This agreement highlights our valuable cooperation in recent months in Libya and throughout the region,”
Moustafa Osman, Head of Islamic Relief’s Humanitarian Department.
Islamic Relief has signed an agreement with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to manage Saloum camp for Libyan refugees, in a project worth $1.4m.
The camp is located in Egypt on the Libyan border and houses around 2,000 people who fled violence in Libya in 2011.
Moustafa Osman, Head of Islamic Relief’s Humanitarian Department, said, “We are extremely happy that UNHCR has asked us to manage this camp. It highlights our valuable cooperation in recent months in Libya and throughout the region.”
Under this agreement, Islamic Relief will coordinate psycho-social support as well as the provision of food, water, healthcare and sanitation facilities for camp residents. The project is scheduled to last at least four months.
This contract is the fourth agreement between Islamic Relief and UNHCR in recent weeks and Islamic Relief is already managing UNHCR camps for displaced people in Yemen, Libya and Tunisia.