$1.7 million from Japan to support UNHCR humanitarian efforts in Somalia


Friday, April 17, 2020

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency welcomes a USD 1.7 million grant from the government of Japan in support of its humanitarian efforts in Somalia.

Japan’s latest funding will provide UNHCR with critical funds to deliver services to a total of 15,500 displaced people including refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, IDPs and host communities.

The funds also reaffirm Japan’s commitment to support the New Approach for Peace and Stability in Africa (NAPSA) as announced by Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, during the opening session of the Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD) in 2019.      

“Japan has been a consistent ally, contributing more than USD 34 million to the Somalia operation in the last five years,” said UNHCR Somalia Representative, Johann Siffointe.

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