Beirut, 6 February 2022 (TDI): The Government of Japan has extended 8.45 million US dollars (¥974 million) as emergency grant assistance to vulnerable people in Lebanon. 

Moreover, This grant includes refugees and children living in Lebanon in crisis at a time when approaching harsh winter amplifies their sufferings.

In addition, this humanitarian assistance will include the provision of winter clothes, house repairing kits, food, safe water as well as improvement of health and hygienic conditions.

This assistance will be implemented through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Additionally, it will be implemented through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Japan’s Aid in Numbers

The expected benefit of this assistance will be as follows: 

  • Approx. 18,000 people will get food.
  • Approx. 297,800 people, including internally displaced persons and refugees, will get shelter and protection assistance.
  • Approx. 35,000 children and families will get healthcare services, clean water, blankets, and winter clothes as well as repair of drainage networks.
  • And finally, Approx. 25,000 people will get fuel for heating.

Additionally, Japan issued a statement following this grant saying:

“We are fully aware of the gravity of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Lebanon where true victims are always vulnerable children and families.”

As people face the harsh winter conditions, Japan has decided to strengthen its interventions to alleviate their suffering. Nevertheless, the Japanese government also hoped that they would receive their message through assistance.

“the international community will be there with you at all times”. 

Finally, Japan remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable segment of society under the deteriorating humanitarian situation. This is attainable in cooperation with the international community as a friend in need.

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