Japanese Government has extended a hand of humanitarian support to the Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan. As part of the plan, the government of Japan has decided to provide another $1 million to Pakistan through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The fund will provide technical assistance to Pakistan so as to fight the outbreak of COVID-19.
Earlier, the Japanese government had provided $2.41m to Pakistan, including $1.62m through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), $540,000 through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and $250,000 through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Japanese Ambassador Matsuda Kuninori said that the pandemic has become a serious issue across the globe and it was now crucial for the international community to take necessary measures to address the COVID-19.