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Japan Donates $30 Million to Support Children in Afghanistan, Myanmar

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
Nizamuddin Rezahi
Nizamuddin Rezahi is a journalist and editor for Khaama Press. You may follow him @nizamrezahi on Twitter.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced that Japan has donated $30.5 million to support children’s education, health, and nutrition in Afghanistan and Myanmar.

Karin Hulshof – Deputy Executive Director Partnerships of UNICEF on Tuesday said on Twitter regarding the $30.5 assistance from Japan, and Tokyo’s continuous support for vulnerable children in Afghanistan and Myanmar.  

Ms. Hulshof further added that universal health coverage will provide every child in the rejoin and beyond so that no child experiences health insecurity among other issues.

Prior to this, the government of Japan had donated more than $106 million as part of humanitarian projects and to meet the necessary requirements of the people of Afghanistan.  

Meanwhile, Japan’s Embassy in Kabul said that Tokyo has donated $335 to Afghanistan since the Islamic Emirate seized power in August 2021.

The United Nations had described Afghanistan as the worst place for children in its earlier reports – adding that more than 14 million Afghan children were in desperate need of humanitarian aid in the war-torn country in 2022.

Furthermore, clean water, food, shelter, healthcare services, and mental health therapy is an essential need for children who have been affected by elements of economic instability, hunger, and poverty.

Japan remains a friendly country and has ejected millions of dollars to support children’s education, health, and other developmental programs in Afghanistan over the past two decades. Tokyo reopened its embassy in Kabul months after the Taliban overtook Kabul, and continued delivering life-saving humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan during these difficult times.

In the meantime, Japan maintains close ties with the Afghan interim government and has repeatedly called on Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to lift the gender-based restrictions barring women and girls from education and word.

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