Refugee Clinic In Delhi To Receive Donation From Australia

by Medindia Content Team on  March 23, 2006 at 8:10 PM Indian Health News
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Refugee Clinic In Delhi To Receive Donation From Australia
The Australian government will donate $35,700 to a clinic here that supports refugee women from Afghanistan and Myanmar.

The donation, in Australian dollars, was announced Thursday by Australia's visiting Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone.

"The donation again demonstrates the Australian government's global commitment to helping vulnerable refugee women," she said.

"By funding this clinic, the Australian government will be providing these women with a safe and secure place where they can talk about issues such as domestic violence or sexual and gender-based violence in their homes," Vanstone said after touring the Refugee Women's Protection Clinic.

The clinic was set up in November 2005 by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide a specialised venue for refugee women to receive counselling and talk to UN protection staff.

--Edited IANS

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