On February 19th, 2021, Japan announced that it would contribute $475,000 to the new UNIDO project in Afghanistan entitled “Emergency assistance for improving the livelihoods through skills training for returnees, internally displaced people and host communities in Herat”. The contribution aims to reaffirm Japan’s commitment to fortifying the societal resiliency of countries in the face of crisis. Japan’s contribution comes at the backdrop of the humanitarian crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left already at-risk populations in a particularly vulnerable position.
Japan has a distinguished history of providing assistance and aid to Afghanistan in its times of need. During the last years, Japan has provided generous support in implementing projects on women’s education, health and economic empowerment.
The Permanent Mission and Embassy of the I.R. of Afghanistan expresses utmost gratitude to Japan for its contributions to this new UNIDO Project. Afghanistan treasures its relationship with Japan, and appreciates the country’s continued support of the peoples of Afghanistan within the UNIDO framework.