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PublishDate: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:12

Japan Pledged $9mn to Support UNICEF Efforts in Afghanistan

Japan has pledged 940mn Yen (equivalent to $9mn) to UNICEF to support emergency needs of Afghan children and women.

An agreement to that effect was signed between Chargé de’ Affaires Takahashi Yoshiaki and UNICEF representative in Kabul Shima Sen Gupta.

The signing ceremony was also attended by acting Afghan Minister of Public Health, Ahmad Jawad Usmani.

According to a joint statement from Japan Embassy and , the project will be implemented by UNICEF and Japan Internaational Cooperataion Agency (JICA).

Under the project, UNICEF is expected to vaccinate more than 1.4 million infants and protect more than 10 million children unther the age of 5 from polio.

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