Humanitarian Assistance for Internally Displaced Persons in Darfur in the Western Part of Sudan and Sudanese Refugees in Chad

June 11, 2004

  1. In response to a U.N. request for joint assistance, Japan is going to extend through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross, about six million dollars in humanitarian assistance comprising mainly food and medicines for internally displaced persons in Darfur in the western part of Sudan and Sudanese refugees who flowed into Chad, a neighboring country.

  2. Japan will extend this assistance in accordance with the statement on the Sudanese situation issued at the G8 Summit Meeting held from June 8 (Tue) to 10 (Thu), which referred to the need for humanitarian assistance in the humanitarian crisis stemming from tribal conflict in the Darfur region in the western part of Sudan.

  3. Japan requests that all the parties involved in the conflict will abide by the ceasefire agreement to resolve the conflict, and expects that assistance by the international community including its own will alleviate the harsh situation.

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