Japan Provides USD 10 Million in Emergency Support to the Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa – The Government of Japan has decided to extend an emergency grant aid worth USD 10 million to Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya in the Horn of Africa. All of these countries were hit particularly hard by the floods that occurred from October to December in 2023.
1. Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya have been facing a serious humanitarian situation due to the compounding effects of the drought over the past three years and soaring food and energy prices globally due to the recent international situation. Under these circumstances, the Government of Japan has decided to provide assistance because the floods that occurred at the end of last year caused particularly extensive damage and the situation cannot be overlooked from a humanitarian point of view.
2. This Emergency Grant Aid provides humanitarian assistance in areas such as shelter provision, water and sanitation through international organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). From the perspective of human security, access to water and sanitation should be ensured.
  • Emergency Grant Aid in Ethiopia:  USD 5 million
  • Amount of assistance to international organizations:
  • UNHCR: USD 2 million (Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health and Protection)
  • IOM: USD 1 million (Shelter and Non-Food Items)
  • UNICEF: USD 1 million (WASH and Health)
  • ICRC: USD 1 million (Health, WASH and Protection)
For media inquiries, please contact Dejene Sakoume at the Embassy of Japan via dejene.sakoume@ad.mofa.go.jp and +251-11-667-1166 (mobile: +251-91-175-3486).
8 February 2024
Embassy of Japan
Addis Ababa