Japan Donates $1.45 Million To IDPs

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The Japanese Government has said it would provide $1.45 million for a humanitarian response project designed to support the internally displaced women and children in Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe States.

The Senior Assistant/Advisor on General Affairs, Information and Culture at the Japanese Embassy in Abuja, Mr. John Nwankwo, said this in a statement on Monday.

He stated the project, tagged “Emergency Assistance to Internally Displaced Women/Girls and Survivors of Boko Haram Terrorism Attacks in Nigeria,” was in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

He said the project is a one-year initiative spanning 2016-2017and targeting selected areas in Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe states.

Nwankwo added that the aim of the project was to strengthen emergency assistance initiatives to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), especially women and girls and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the target areas.

It was also aimed at improving the economic capacity and social rehabilitation of women affected by crisis for peaceful cohabitation in target areas, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.

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