Japan donates $55.4 Million towards Somalia assistance
The Government of Japan has donated $55.4 million in total to the UN and other International Organizations as humanitarian and reconstruction assistance for Somalia.
In a statement, Japan said it is committed to supporting the nation building and peace and stability in Somalia under the leadership of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
“This new contribution brings its accumulative assistance to Somalia to 293.9 million US dollars since 2007,” reads the statement in part.
According to the Japanese government, the following organizations will receive funds.
ICRC: $4 million for health, water, sanitation, food and NFI delivery
IFRC: $0.4 million for strengthening community based health care services with emphasis on mother and child health.
IOM Somalia: $10 million for improving human security through basic services provision and border management.
UNDP Kenya: $1.5 million for Peace Support Operation Training and Institutional Capacity Enhancement at the IPSTC (International Peace Support Training Centre) in Kenya for peace building in Somalia.
UNDP Somalia: $8.3 million for supporting Somali Federal Police Force and for improving energy security in Somalia.
UN-HABITAT: $5.2 million for shelter provision projects.
UNHCR Somalia: $ 7 million for the protection of displaced people in Somalia
UNICEF Somalia: $15 million for health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, and protection.
UNMAS: $4 million for national capacity building to manage the explosive threat in newly recovered areas in Somalia.