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The Commission has approved, under Article 203 of the Lomé Convention, the following emergency aid allocations : CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 500 000 ECU Following the sharp reduction in output from the BOALI hydroelectric power station as a result of the drought, production by the ENERGA fossil fuel plant in Bangui has had to be stepped up. The aid, which represents the Commission's response to an appeal by the Central African Government, is being provided in order to finance the extra fuel consumption by the Energa plant. VANUATU - 100 000 ECU Vanuatu was hit on 10 and 11 January by cyclone "Anne", which caused major damage and left 3 200 people without food, clothing or shelter. The aid will be used for the local purchasing of rice and preserved meat and fish, which will be distributed to the stricken population. UGANDA - 540 000 ECU Drought and the ongoing conflict in the North and North-East of the country have caused an exodus from those areas of thousands of people, who are now in serious need of food and medical care. The aid, to be administered by the Ugandan Red Cross, Action Internationale contre la Faim (AICF) and Médecins sans Frontières (Netherlands), will be used to finance the purchase and despatch of food, medicines and medical equipment.