Japan will provide $ 4 million for humanitarian programs in Ukraine. Shigeki Sumi, Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine, said at a press conference that a significant part of the funds will be given for the reconstruction of housing and social facilities in eastern of Ukraine.
In addition, money will be provided for the purchase of medical equipment, training of out-migrants, and the purchase of radio equipment for the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The funds will be provided through seven projects that will be implemented by the UN agencies in Ukraine, in particular the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to Shigeki Sumi, Japan has provided $1.86 billion in aid to Ukraine since 2014.