Government of Japan Provides 1,500,000 United States Dollars for the UNHCR Project for Protection and Assistance to Refugees in Zambia
On 24th March, 2015, the Government of Japan held a Contribution Event in collaboration with UNHCR and Ministry of Home Affairs for the Project for Protection and Assistance to Refugees in Zambia by UNHCR. The Event was held in the Conference Room at the Ministry of Home Affairs. Towards this end, the Government of Japan extended a contribution of 1.5 million US dollars to UNHCR to support Local Integration into the Zambian society.
H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia, attended this event. He mentioned that this contribution will be utilized for cash grants for food as well as business facilitation activities, including skill training. And in their respective speeches, Hon. Mr. Davies Mwila, MP, Minister of Home Affairs and Mr. Peter Janssen, OIC of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), expressed their gratitude to Japan for this timely contribution.
In total, The Government of Japan will have so far contributed an amount of 6.5 million US dollars to support Local Integration of refugees into the Zambian society. In addition to that, The Government of Japan is instrumental in its involvement with the Solution Alliance in Zambia, working under the National Advisory Group. Here, members of this Group are at hand to address matters of concern raised by refugees in the various societies. The Government of Japan is very willing to play a part in addressing some of the problems encountered by refugees in Zambia through active dialogue within the National Advisory Group.
To read the speech made by H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia at this event, please click here.
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