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22 U.S. Code § 2296 - United States assistance to promote reconciliation and recovery from regional conflicts

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(a) Purpose of assistanceThe purposes of assistance under this section include—
the creation of the basis for reconciliation between belligerents;
the promotion of economic development in areas of the countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia impacted by civil conflict and war; and
the encouragement of broad regional cooperation among countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia that have been destabilized by internal conflicts.
(b) Authorization for assistance
(1) In general

To carry out the purposes of subsection (a), the President is authorized to provide humanitarian assistance and economic reconstruction assistance for the countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia to support the activities described in subsection (c).

(2) Definition of humanitarian assistance

In this subsection, the term “humanitarian assistance” means assistance to meet humanitarian needs, including needs for food, medicine, medical supplies and equipment, education, and clothing.

(c) Activities supportedActivities that may be supported by assistance under subsection (b) include—
providing for the humanitarian needs of victims of the conflicts;
facilitating the return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their homes; and
assisting in the reconstruction of residential and economic infrastructure destroyed by war.
Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2296, Pub. L. 87–195, pt. I, § 499, as added Pub. L. 102–391, title V, § 594(a), Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1692, authorized reduction of certain debts owed to the United States, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–549, title VI, § 602(b), Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 3669.

Executive Documents
Delegation of Functions

For delegation of functions of President under this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 12163, Sept. 29, 1979, 44 F.R. 56673, as amended, set out as a note under section 2381 of this title.