Published: 2018-06-27 12:50
Last Updated: 2018-06-27 14:46
The Government of Japan has decided to extend an Emergency Grant Aid to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in May 2018 which amounts to 1,000,000 USD, under a project titled “Provision of Health Services in north-eastern Jordan.”
This ceremony was held at the Base Camp at Za’atari Camp in Mafraq governorate on Tuesday, June 26th 2018; in the presence of H.E. Mr. Hidenao Yanagi; Ambassador of Japan in Jordan, Mr. Stefano Severe, UNHCR Representative to Jordan.
This Emergency Grant Aid was given to enhance access to primary healthcare for the Syrian refugees, and to ensure that it is sufficiently available for refugees living in both camps and urban areas.
In a speech delivered during the ceremony H.E. the Ambassador stated:
“Government of Japan has been aware of the significant challenges and constraint in accessing sufficient health services among Syrian refugees in north-eastern Jordan. We believe that ensuring access to primary health care and referral services through UNHCR and its partners for vulnerable refugees in both camps and urban setting is crucially important. In this regards, Japan decided to provide an emergency grant assistance of 1 million USD to UNHCR for the provision of health services among Syrian refugees residing in north-eastern Jordan, which allows some estimated 121,000 Syrian refugees to access sufficient healthcare services.
In February this year, the Government of Japan decided to extend approximately 17.5 million US dollars to the international organizations and NGOs operating in Jordan, and approximately 3.7 million US dollars was allocated for UNHCR to provide assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees.