A group of people take part in a fundraising rally to support Ukraine in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district on March 26.
The Japanese government will provide an additional $100 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine and neighboring countries, the Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.
The funds will be used to support medical and food assistance efforts, the ministry said in a statement, as well as for those displaced in other countries such as Poland, Moldova and Romania.
Thus, the total amount of aid provided will rise to 200 million US dollars since the first package was announced on March 11, the ministry said.
“The Government of Japan will continue to stand by and support the Ukrainian people in difficulty, in collaboration with the international community, including the G7 members,” according to the statement.
Some of the nine international and Japanese organizations that have received funding are the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), according to the ministry.