MAFRAQ (JORDAN), Japan’s Ambassador to Jordan Hidenao Yanagi announced an additional $ 3.7 million in funding for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support Syrian refugees in the Zaatari and Azraq camps.

During the launch of a UNHCR-sponsored project, the ambassador said his country believes that the assistance that targets promoting self-reliance among refugees is more important than ever before, stressing that through closer cooperation between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the UNHCR, Japan will continue to make more contributions to enhance refugee self-reliance.

He pointed out that the Japanese government in February this year decided to provide its assistance to international organizations’ projects in Jordan with a value of approximately 17.5 million US dollars.

The UNHCR project aims to support community centers in the Zaatari and Azraq camps, in addition to social activities that offer vocational training to enhance refugee employability.

UNHCR Representative in Jordan, Stefano Severe praised the Japanese government’s efforts and its continuous support to meet the needs of refugees and help them, stressing that this funding will help support many programs for refugees in the Zaatari and Azraq camps.

Source: Nam News Agency