• Kyodo News


Sadako Ogata, president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, is urging the government to boost its official development assistance and regain its status as a major donor.

The former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees also told a news conference Monday that JICA will study whether it can provide support for the growing number of people who have become internally displaced in recent weeks due to civil strife in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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