The Japanese government has announced its plans to provide an additional $100 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for Ukrainian refugees.
A news release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan said the humanitarian assistance will also assist neighboring countries that provided temporary shelters to refugees from Ukraine.
The additional funding was in response to the offer made by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio last March 24 of additional emergency humanitarian assistance to cover urgent needs such as health and medical care, food assistance and food security, and protection of displaced people in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
Other Ukrainian refugees have fled to neighboring countries of Moldova, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
In total, Japan has already shelled out $200 million in humanitarian response.
“The Government of Japan will continue to provide support for and stand by the people of Ukraine who are facing hardship, in collaboration with the international community, including the G7 members,” the statement from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign read.
The emergency humanitarian assistance will be distributed to different international organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations Children’s Fund, International Committee of the Red Cross, World Health Organization, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Organization for Migration, United Nations Development Programme, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
There were also two Japanese non-government organizations that were identified by Japan’s foreign ministry to also receive $18.5 million.
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