Japan gives Uganda $4.1m for Covid19

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Onek at the press conference

Japan contributes US$ 4.1 million to support efforts towards refugees and host communities, border security as well as COVID_19 response in Uganda.

The Government of Japan in March this year formally committed approximately US$ 2.7 million to the United Nations for various development and humanitarian initiatives.

The contribution aims to support refugees & host communities, as well as border security over a period of one year from April 2020 to March 2021.

Support has been extended to 4 UN agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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The official announcement of this contribution could not be made in March this year due to the COVID_19 pandemic; it was made today by H.E. Kameda Kazuaki, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Uganda.

Honourable Hilary Onek, Minister of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, who attended the press conference said, “The Government of Uganda is proud to be associated with the Government of Japan”.

“We are appreciative of the Partnership and support that the Government of Japan continues to extend to the Republic of Uganda in terms of Humanitarian Support, Development Assistance and Technical support,” said Onek.

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