Emergency Grant Aid in response to stranded persons in the Indian Ocean
June 20, 2015
1. On June 19, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency grant aid totaling 3.5 million US dollars (about 432 million yen) via international organizations in response to stranded persons in the Indian Ocean. On June 20, this was announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida in his keynote speech at the High-Level Seminar on Peacebuilding, National Reconciliation and Democratization in Asia.
2. This grant aid, which will be provided through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), will be implemented for humanitarian assistance of providing temporary shelters and health and nutrition support for stranded persons, and also to support reinforcing gathering, sharing and analysis of information on movements by sea.