Japan Backs IOM's 2011 Humanitarian Work

The Japanese government has pledged USD37.9 million to support the International Organization for Migration’s humanitarian operations this year.

The funding will help provide humanitarian services to migrants, migrant-producing regions, host communities, returnees and internally displaced people in Afghanistan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan and Tanzania.

The largest portion of the Japanese contribution will be used to aid flood victims in Pakistan, according to a Feb. 11 release by IOM.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.