Japan announces US$3 million to UNICEF’s emergency response for children in northeast Syria
Japan has announced US$3 million in support to UNICEF's emergency response fund for vulnerable children and families in northeast Syria. Due to the escalation of the conflict in the region since October 2019, new waves of displacement have aggravated the needs of an estimated 2 million people in the affected area.
The funding will serve populations including families in camps, collective shelters, and host communities through improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Safe access to water in camps and collective shelters will be provided through emergency water trucking, as well as through more latrines, water points, and hygiene supplies. In urban centers, the contribution will be used to repair damaged infrastructure and restore interrupted services.
As part of the announcement, Mr. Akira Endo, Special Coordinator for Syria and Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Japan in Syria, declared Japan’s continued commitment to supporting children and families in Syria.