Japan to provide $3.7m to support UNHCR's programmes for Afghan refugees

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ISLAMABAD: Japan will provide 3.7 million dollars to support UNHCR's programmes and activities for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan.

An agreement to this effect was signed in Islamabad on Monday, which was attended by Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Matsuda Kuninori, and UNHCR Representative, Ms. Noriko Yoshida.

This three-year project will focus on education, livelihoods assistance and community structures in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, benefitting over 240,000 individuals.

Speaking on the occasion, the Japanese Ambassador Matsuda said the project will contribute for social inclusion of Afghan refugees by imparting education and vocational skills.

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