Japan announces new assistance package worth close to $23mln for Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, March 12, 2018 (FBC) -The government of Japan has provided a new assistance package worth 22.8 million US dollars in supplementary grant assistance for Ethiopia through its partnership with various international organizations.

Japan continues to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees, IDPs and other vulnerable persons affected by natural disasters and conflicts, so that their lives will be saved, their dignity respected and their suffering alleviated.

The government of Japan also considers the assistance as a form of capacity building, leading to a more resilient Ethiopia, according to a statement the Embassy of Japan sent to FBC today.

As part of its efforts to promote the SDGs, Japan will continue supporting Ethiopia, so that its institutions will have the capacity to effectively work for the economic and social welfare of its citizens, and more Ethiopians will be empowered to improve their lives on their own volition through their own efforts.

The government of Japan also commits to supporting the promotion of peace and stability on the African continent.

In total, 145.45 million US dollars of supplementary grant assistance is being provided to Sub-Saharan African States through a number of international organizations by the end of March 2018.

Posted by Amare Asrat