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Grant approved for drought victims in Ethiopia
     The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $1.523 million to Plan International Hong Kong for providing relief to drought victims in Ethiopia.
     Announcing the grant today (August 8), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide food. The Committee hopes the grant will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living. The grant, together with those approved earlier, will take the accumulative value of grants for drought victims in Africa to $18.585 million, among which $13.651 million is deployed for victims in Ethiopia.
     "To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, Plan International Hong Kong will be asked to submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been completed," the spokesman said.
Ends/Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:01
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