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US Donates $20 Million for Fallujah Refugees

ក្បួន​ដង្ហែ​សាក​សព​ពលបាល​ត្រី Ron Helus ដែល​បាន​ស្លាប់​ក្នុង​ហេតុការណ៍​បាញ់​ប្រហារ​នៅ​​ក្លឹប​កម្សាន្ត​ Thousand Oaks។ ក្បួន​នេះ​កំពុង​ស្ថិត​នៅ​លើ​ផ្លូវ​ Ventura HIghway 101 ទីក្រុង​ Thousand Oaks រដ្ឋ​កាលីហ្វ័រញ៉ សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក។ មនុស្ស​៧​នាក់​ត្រូវ​បាន​សម្លាប់​ដោយ​ខ្មាន់​កាំភ្លើង​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ពុធ​ឈាន​ចូល​ថ្ងៃ​ព្រហស្បតិ៍នៅ​ក្នុង​ការ​បាញ់​ប្រហារ​នៅក្នុង​ក្លឹប​កម្សាន្ត។ Helus បាន​ត្រូវ​គេ​បាញ់​ជា​ច្រើន​គ្រាប់​នៅពេល​លោក​ចូល​ទៅ​តទល់​ជាមួយ​ខ្មាន់​កាំភ្លើង ហើយ​លោក​បាន​ស្លាប់​ពេល​បញ្ជូន​ទៅ​មន្ទីរ​ពេទ្យ។

The U.S. said Tuesday it is contributing $20 million in humanitarian aid to the United Nations' effort to help the thousands of refugees who have fled fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Iraqi forces last week retook Fallujah from Islamic State fighters, who had held it for two years. But the U.N. estimates that about 85,000 Fallujah residents who have fled the city west of the capital, Baghdad, urgently need assistance. The U.N. Central Emergency Relief Fund released $17.5 million Monday to help.

The U.S. said its aid is part of a larger package of humanitarian assistance it plans to announce later in the year, noting that more than 3.3 million Iraqis have been forced to move within Iraq since 2014 to avoid the fighting.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has identified camp coordination and management of the refugees, as well as protection of those fleeing Fallujah, as its most urgent needs. The U.N. said it also has water, food, shelter and sanitation needs. The U.S. urged other countries to help meet the U.N.'s call for more money to help the refugees.