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Japan Donates $6.5m to Iran Projects

Japan Donates $6.5m to Iran ProjectsJapan Donates $6.5m to Iran Projects

The government of Japan has decided to donate 6.575 million dollars through the following four UN agencies, following a recent summit and ministry level meetings upon which Tokyo also expressed willingness to provide up to around 3 billion dollars of assistance to Afghanistan in about 5 years as confirmed during the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan and bilateral relations between Japan and Iran, the Japan Information and Culture Center in Tehran said in a press release to the Financial Tribune.

1.UNDP (United Nations Development Program): 1 million dollars

Introducing sustainable agriculture to farmers living around Urumiyeh Lake to save 35% water consumption in the project area.

2.UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees): 2.4 million dollars

Supporting the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees, providing basic needs and essential services to Afghan refugees (education and health), self reliance and improved livelihoods.

3.UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime): 0.6 million dollars

Supporting border management enforcement through the provision of drug dogs, search equipment and training the Anti-Narcotics Police and Customs

4.IOM (International Organization for Migration): 2.575 million dollars (Joint Project with IOM in Afghanistan)

Supporting return and finding job for qualified Afghans; providing emergency life support, medical screening and transportation to final destination for undocumented Afghan returnees to Afghanistan (IOM in Afghanistan project)