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News: Japan provides US$ 12.4 million in emergency grant aid for northern Ethiopia

© WFP/Leni Kinzli: Tens of thousands of Ethiopians have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region.

Addis Abeba – On December 24, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 12.4 million US dollars for people in the Northern Ethiopia, Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The grant is to provide humanitarian assistance in the provision of relief items such as shelter and food through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), inter alia, the internally displaced persons, among others, in Afar, Amhara and Tigray regional states.

It is expected to cover the provisions of food supply to 270,000 people; relief items to 19,000 households; emergency shelter and non-food items to 14,000 households (69,000 people); dignity kits to 10,000 women; information on return and other long-term solutions to 25,000 people; protection counseling service for 7,000 people; treatment support for 2,000 persons with disabilities and older persons; and explosive ordnance risk education for 10,000 people, the statement said, adding that “the Government of Japan will continue to work with the international community for peace and stability in Ethiopia.” AS

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