Ambassador Sumi paid visit to project sites in Donetsk Region, Ukraine subject to Japanese assistance through UNHCR and WFP

2016/11/8
  On 7-8 November, Ambassador Sumi visited sites under the project to rebuild eastern regions of Ukraine, which are supported by the Government of Japan and implemented by the UNHCR (United Nations Agency for Refugees) and WFP (World Food Programme) in Ukraine. During the business trip, the Ambassador visited a check-point in Mayorsk, reconstructed at the cost of the Japanese Goverment with the help of the UNHCR and WFP living buildings in Slovyansk, talked to refugees (IDPs) at the ‘Slovyansk heart’ charity center in Svyatohorsk, visited a place where food vouchers are being distributed in Kostyantynivka and talked to those who receive food from the WFP in Pokrovsk. Many people, including IDPs, benefit from the assistance provided by our country. Please see the pictures below from the visits mentioned above.

1. Visit to check-point in Mayorsk
 

Visit to check-point in Mayorsk


Inspection of tent for duty officers at check-point

 
2. Checking out new buildings in Slovyansk, Donetsk Region
 

New housing rebuilt using funds from the Japanese Government


Ambassador Sumi cutting the ribbon at the new buildings

 
3. Visit to the ‘Slavic heart’ charity center in Svyatohorsk, Donetsk Region
 

Meeting IDPs


Souvenir photograph at the ‘Slavic heart’ charity center

 
4. Visit to WFP food voucher distribution point in Kostyantynivka
 

WFP food voucher distribution point in Kostyantynivka


Ambassador Sumi listening to the difficult living conditions of people who receive assistance from WFP

 
5. Talking with recipients of WFP assistance in Pokrovsk
 

Talking with locals


Handing over provisions to locals