This generous contribution from the Japanese Government will benefit 13 million, including more than six million women and children as well as Afghan Refugees affected by the floods.
Through this support, UNDP will work in 28 most affected districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan.
“The Government of Japan is the largest contributor to UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme. This support comes at an opportune time as people begin to rebuild their lives after the devastating floods. It will further strengthen UNDP’s recovery efforts’ said Toshihiro Tanaka, UNDP Country Director.
Reiterating Japan’s commitment to Pakistan in this time of need, H. E. Chihiro Atsumi, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, said, “We trust that Mr Tanaka and his team will make the best use of this contribution for the alleviation of the suffering of the flood-affected people across Pakistan.”
Japan has been a generous partner with UNDP over the years, providing support to its programmes for the rehabilitation of refugee-affected areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the promotion of peace and development in conflict-affected Malakand. This support will further strengthen these
programmes as these communities have also been affected by the floods.