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35,700 dollar Australian help for Refugee Women's Protection clinic

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New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) To help sustain the momentum of providing succour to vulnerable refugee women and children from Afghanistan and Burma in India, the Australian government has donated 35,700 dollars for the purpose.

The grant, given to the Refugee Women's Protection Clinic in New Delhi, demonstrates the Australian government's global committment to help vulnerable refugee women, said Australian minister for Immigration and Multi-cultural Affairs Amanda Vanstane after touring the clinic.

After receiving help, the refugees could later be resettled in Australia under the 'Humanitarian Program' of the government, she said, adding that in 2005-06 about 18,000 refugee and humanitarian entrants in need of resettlement will start a new life in Australia under the programme.

The clinic helps women in solving issues like domestic violence, sexual abuse or gender-based violence at home, was set up by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide a specialised venue for refugee women to receive counselling.

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