Emergency Grant Aid for Internally Displaced Persons Affected by the Armed Conflict in Northern Iraq

June 27, 2014
Japanese

  1. 1. On June 27, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 6 million US dollars (approximately 582 million Japanese yen) through International Organizations, such as the World Food Programme (WFP), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in order to support relief operations in the sectors of food, emergency shelter, health and medical treatment etc. for internally displaced persons (IDP) affected by the armed conflict between the extremist armed groups and Iraqi security and its military forces in cities including Mosul City in Nineveh Province, northern Iraq.

    2. The armed conflict, which broke out between the extremist armed groups and Iraqi security and its military forces in Mosul City in Nineveh Province etc. at the beginning of June, has continued up to the present date. According to the announcement of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on June 15, the total number of IDPs is increased by approximately 500,000 people.

    3. In response to the international organizations’ call for support, and taking into the consideration the Japan’s continuous support for Iraq and the strengthening of bilateral relations, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid to Iraq.

    4. Last February, the Government of Japan has extended Emergency Grant Aid of 1.8 million US dollars (approximately 147.60 million Japanese yen) through UNHCR in order to support relief operation for IDPs affected by the armed conflict between the armed groups and Iraqi security and its military forces in Western Iraq. Emergency Grand Aid which the Government of Japan extends for support of IDPs in Iraq reaches 7.8 million US dollars (approximately 760 million Japanese yen) in total.


(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original in Japanese.)