UNHCR Appreciates Japan’s Financial Contribution for Refugees, Stateless Persons, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons under its 2012 Supplementary Budget
UNHCR is very grateful for the USD 177.35 million received from the Government of Japan during the first quarter of the 2013. 27 operations worldwide will benefit with USD 119.5 million allocated to Africa, USD 33.6 million to the Middle East, while USD 24.25 million will help Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Iran, as well as returnees and internally displaced persons inside Afghanistan. The Japanese funding will contribute toward UNHCR’s 2013 global requirement of USD 3.92 billion.
UNHCR is currently facing a dramatic situation, as four refugee crises are unfolding simultaneously in Syria, Mali, Sudan/South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These are taking place as UNHCR strives to manage the ongoing emergencies, as well as protracted refugee situations. UNHCR’s capacity to deliver on its mandate in an increasingly demanding environment is being tested to the limit.