Japan provides US$4 million to support women in refugee camps in Kenya

Japan has provided ¥485 million (US$4 million) to support women in refugee camps in Kenya.

Refugees, especially women, in Kenya are at increased risk of violence from Al-Shaabab, a militant group based in Somalia and designated a foreign terrorist organization by the US in 2008. The refugees are also threatened by natural disasters, such as droughts and floods.

Japan will work with UN Women to provide vocational training and to protect survivors of sexual violence. This initiative aims to empower women and improve security.

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Japanese)