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Ethiopia to receive $5mil emergency grant aid from Japan

Addis Ababa, February 13, 2024 (FBC) – The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is set to benefit Japan’s Emergency Grant Aid totaling 10 million USD allocated to the Horn of Africa to address the repercussions of droughts and floods.

A statement issued by Japan Embassy in Ethiopia stated that the Asian nation has decided to extend an emergency grant aid worth USD 10 million to Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya in the Horn of Africa. The statement recalled that all of these countries were hit particularly hard by the climate change-induced floods that occurred from October to December in 2023.

It is also indicated that the Horn of Africa region has been facing a serious humanitarian situation due to the compounding effects of the drought over the past three years and soaring food and energy prices globally due to the recent international situation. “Under these circumstances, the Government of Japan has decided to provide assistance because the floods that occurred at the end of last year caused particularly extensive damage and the situation cannot be overlooked from a humanitarian point of view,” the statement indicated.

According to the Embassy, this Emergency Grant Aid provides humanitarian assistance in areas such as shelter provision, water and sanitation through international organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). From the perspective of human security, access to water and sanitation should be ensured.

From the total Emergency Grant Aid pledged to the three countries, Ethiopia will receive a USD 5 million assistance.

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