Japan’s assistance through international organizations to support IDPs and boost recovery of Donbas


Ambassador Sumi (2nd from left) during the briefing

From right: Ambassador Sumi, Vice Prime Minister Hennadii Zubko, UNDP Resident Representative Neal Walker and Head of IFRC Office Gorkhmaz Huseynov

  On March 31 a press-conference regarding the provision of assistance through international organizations newly announced by Japan and aimed at supporting IDPs and boosting recovery of Donbas, was held on the premises of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Ambassador Sumi, together with the Vice Prime Minister Hennadii Zubko, UNDP Resident Representative Neal Walker and the Head of IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) Country Office in Ukraine Gorkhmaz Huseynov, participated in the above-mentioned briefing.
  This assistance amounting to around USD 3.9 million will be implemented by UNDP (United Nations Development Program), UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), IOM (International Organization for Migration), UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services), UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and IFRC, which will provide humanitarian assistance and assistance for social stabilization, including restoration of social facilities, repair of houses, demining works and support for small enterprises.
  “There are many people today in Ukraine who need this kind of assistance and support to recovery. I am glad that the Japanese assistance starting this year will contribute to alleviate the suffering of the people of Ukraine. Japan believes that people in NGCA as well as GCA have the right to receive the support by Ukrainian Government and international communities. The policy of Japan for the occupied territory is the policy of inclusiveness. We are against any actions which run against the policy,” - said Ambassador Sumi during the briefing.