Emergency Grant Aid to residents and displaced persons in Rakhine State, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
February 24, 2017
1. On February 24, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 10 million US dollars to residents and displaced persons affected by the destabilized situation in northern Rakhine State, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
2. This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistances such as provision of food, non-food items and shelters as well as cooperation which will contribute to the development such as nutrition program to residents and displaced persons in both communities of Muslims and Buddhists still in strained relations in Rakhine State through World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Besides, it is also expected to contribute to the peace-building through education and vocational training aimed at building trust between the two communities in the area.