Emergency Grant Aid for refugees in the Great Lakes region
May 16, 2023
On May 16, the Government of Japan decided to provide Emergency Grant Aid of USD 2 million as support to refugees in the Great Lakes region.
- Since around February in 2022, humanitarian situation has deteriorated due to the increase of armed groups’ activities in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As a result, a large number of refugees have been flowing into Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Considering this situation, the Government of Japan will provide health, nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter and essential goods through a total USD 2 million Emergency Grant Aid to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
- Japan, in close coordination with related countries for the stabilization of the region, will continue to support people in the Great Lakes region.