Emergency Grant Aid for Syrian Refugees and IDPs


September 30, 2013


1. On September 20, the Government of Japan decided to extend additional Emergency Grant Aid of up to 43.4 million US dollars to support Syrian refugees and IDPs in response to the serious humanitarian situation in Syria.  This assistance is a part of the new $60 million package of humanitarian assistance for the Syrian situation announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the United Nations General Assembly on September 26.


2. Through this assistance, Japan provides international organizations with 25 million US dollars to support prompt distribution of food and relief items, assistance in water and sanitation, etc., to IDPs inside Syria and refugees fled to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.


3. Japan also provides 800 million Japanese yen (app. 8.2 million USD) to the Government of Lebanon continuously receiving Syrian refugees. The Japan’s aid will be mainly utilized to procure Japan-made equipment and supplies urgently necessary at host communities, local medical facilities, schools etc.