Japan provides US$ 6.9 million for Myanmar IDPs


Japan provides US$ 6.9 million for Myanmar IDPs

The New Light of Myanmar, 01 Nov 2013

URL: http://www.moi.gov.mm/npe/nlm/content/2-nov-13
Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Mikio Numata presented US$ 6.9 million cash donation to IDPs in Nay Pyi Taw on 22 March, 2013.

According to the aid program in cooperation with JICA, the funds provided by the Japanese government will help UNHCR provide reliefs to IDPs across the country including the border areas with Thailand, Rakhine State and Kachin State. This donation is the largest received by UNHCR this year.

Mr. Ayaki Ito, UNHCR deputy resident representative, said that the funds will be of great benefit to affected persons numbering about 222,000, providing them with accommodation and health care services. It is estimated that there are currently more than 430,000 IDPs in Myanmar.