Japan will provide a total of $104.2 million, or about 12.7 billion yen, to two of Iraq’s neighbors who may be affected by the U.S.-led war, the government announced Sunday.
Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi told a news conference that the decision had already been conveyed to the recipients — Jordan and the Palestinian authority.
According to Kawaguchi, $100 million will be provided to Jordan in the form of grants, while $4.2 million in the form of food aid will be offered to the Palestinian authority via the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.
Kawaguchi also said Japan plans to airlift tents and other refugee relief supplies to Jordan by the end of this month. Tokyo will either use a government-owned jet or Self-Defense Force aircraft to transport the materials.
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