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Emergency Grant Aid for the Influx of Refugees and Migrants in Europe

September 25, 2015
  1. On September 25, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2 million US dollars (approximately 240 million yen) in response to the mass influx of refugees and migrants to West Balkan countries, mainly the Republic of Serbia and the Former Yugoslav the Republic of Macedonia, through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
  2. The Government of Japan will implement this aid, aiming to provide support for improving the reception centers for refugees and migrants, enhancing the capacity of border management, food and medical services among others mainly to Serbia and Macedonia, both of which are non-EU countries without the coverage of EU safety net, and where many refugees and migrants pass through on their way to EU member countries.

(Reference) Breakdown of the Grant Aid
UNHCR: improvement of the reception centers for refugees and migrants and psychological care (USD 1 million)
IOM: enhancement of the capacity of border management and refugees and migrants registration (USD 0.5 million)
IFRC: food and medical support (USD 0.5 million)

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