Japan has granted an aid of 1.6 billion yen ($16 million) to support the activities of three UN agencies in Myanmar.
Of the total aid, 300 million yen will be used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in its activities in conflict-ridden areas, especially for helping the internally displaced people in northernmost Kachin and western Rakhine states, state-run media announced.
The UNHCR will also use the aid to address the issues related to citizenship and conflict-hit people in southeastern Myanmar in Mon, Kayin and Kayah states and Taninthayi region.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will use another 300 million yen to help children affected by conflict in Rakhine and Kachin states to access life-saving services against various diseases.
The World Food Program (WFP) will use the remaining contribution to support life-saving food assistance to internally displaced people in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states.