Emergency Grant Aid for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons by the Political Instability in Syria
February 24, 2012
- On Friday, February 24, the Government of Japan decided to provide US$3 million in Emergency Grant Aid for refugees and internally displaced persons, etc., by the political instability and the worsening of the human rights situation in Syria since March 2011.
- Cooperating with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Japan is planning for the swift distribute food and sanitary items.
- Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ryuji Yamane will announce this on Friday, February 24, at the International Conference of the Friends of the Syrian people to be held in Tunisia.
- (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)