The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is urging Japan to make further financial contributions to help with the expected influx of Afghan refugees into Pakistan and other neighboring countries, a top UNHCR official said.

Kasidis Rochanakorn, UNHCR’s regional representative for Japan and South Korea, said that while Japan’s recent pledge of 4.7 billion yen in emergency grant aid for Pakistan will be “a big help,” it is not clear how much of that will be disbursed through international organizations.

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