Japan Provides $1 million for Displaced People and Returnees Fleeing from Sudan to Egypt

CAIRO, 16 May 2023 – The Government of Japan decided to provide 1 million US dollars as emergency grant aid through international organizations to alleviate the suffering of forcibly displaced people and returnees forced to flee from Sudan to Egypt due to the armed clashes in Sudan.
  1. The Government of Japan decided to provide 3.5 million US dollars for displaced people and returnees in the neighboring countries of Sudan (Egypt, Chad and South Sudan), of which 1 million US dollars will be allocated to those in Egypt, in collaboration with the Egyptian Red Crescent.
  2. In Egypt, based on this emergency grant aid, approximately 150,000 people will receive food assistance through the World Food Programme (WFP) and approximately 80,000 people will receive essential non-food items such as hygiene kits and water through the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
  3. This emergency grant aid is to embody the statement made by Prime Minister Kishida during his visit to Egypt in April that "Japan is ready to provide emergency humanitarian assistance for displaced persons in the neighboring countries of Sudan."
  4. The Government of Japan intends to support Egypt's efforts to protect displaced persons and returnees through such assistance in the continued cooperation with the countries concerned.
(Reference) Breakdown of assistance by international organizations
Egypt: USD 1 million
- UN World Food Programme (WFP): USD 500,000
- UNHCR: USD 500,000