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Japan Provides 132 Tons Of Canned Tuna For Emergency Care In Sri Lanka

The Government of Japan has decided to provide grant aid totalling US$ 4 million (approximately 480 million Rupees) to meet immediate needs of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka through United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Meanwhile, 6,255 metric tons of rice and 132 tons of Tuna canned fish purchased through Japan's Food Grant Aid (approximately US$ 7.7 million) will be shipped to Colombo in May. The food items will be distributed immediately through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

The Embassy of Japan is working closely with the above agencies as well as the Government of Sri Lanka to deliver the aid and assure human security of the IDP.