Japan donates $90m for Iraqi refugees

Sat, May 30, 2015

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Japan has given an estimated $90 million to a United Nation's campaign to help displaced Iraqis, becoming the program's main contributor, the UN said on Friday.

The program, called UN-Habitat, promotes socially and environmentally secure places for displaced people in crisis.

“It is to enhance self-reliance and improve their living conditions through the provision of prefabricated durable shelters and basic services in Baghdad, Duhok and Karbala province,” the UN-Habitat announced in a statement.

From 2004 to 2008, Japan funded four UN-Habitat projects in eight Iraqi cities with a total cost of $42 million.

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