Emergency Grant Aid for Internally Displaced People Affected by the Armed Conflict in Western Iraq
February 12, 2014
1. On February 12, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 1.8 million US dollars (approximately 147.60 million Japanese yen) through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in order to support relief operations in the sectors of emergency shelter, the distribution of relief materials etc. for internally displaced people (IDP) affected by the armed conflict in Ramadi City and Fallujah City in Anbar Province, Western Iraq.
2. The armed conflict, which broke out between armed groups and Iraqi security and military forces in Ramadi City and Fallujah City in Anbar Province at the end of last year, have continued up to the present date. According to the announcement of the UNHCR on January 25, the total number of IDP is increased by aproximately 140,000 people.
3. In response to the UN’s 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.