Press Release

Japan’s Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

October 2013


  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced, at the General Assembly on 26 September, that Japan will provide additional humanitarian assistance to Syria and surrounding countries in the amount of approximately US$60 million.(see Annex for breakdown)


  • Japan’s humanitarian support since the beginning of the crisis in the spring of 2011 now totals, together with the assistance package above, approximately US$155 million.


  • In addition to humanitarian assistance, Japan also pledged an ODA loan amounting to US$ 120 million to the Government of Jordan with a view to alleviating its financial burden of caring for Syrian refugees.






Related Article: Japan’s Response to the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis (June 17 2013)

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