Japanese Delegation Visits Donbas
This year, Japan provided $360,000 for the implementation of a UNICEF project
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A Japanese delegation led by Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kurai is visiting eastern Ukraine.
The delegation arrived on Tuesday (Nov. 12) for its two-day visit. Japan intends to support next year’s educational, medical and economic projects aimed at job creation in the Donetsk region, the press service of UNICEF Ukraine stated.
This year, Japan provided $360,000 for implementation of the UNICEF project ‘Strengthening resilience of young people and promoting social stabilization of their communities in Donetsk and Luhansk regions’ for 2019-2020.
The overall project goal is to mitigate the impact of the conflict on children, adolescents and young people in eastern regions.
Since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the government of Japan has allocated more than $8 million to UNICEF to support children and their families.
The help has enabled UNICEF to create a safe learning environment for 200,000 children, improve access to drinking water and sanitation for 1.5 million people in the conflict area, and promote the development of adolescents and young people through training on project management and entrepreneurial skills.