IOM and Japan continue to help Syrian refugees

Region-Country: 
Iraq, Africa and Middle East
Date Publish: 
24 Jan 2014

IOM and the Government of Japan continue to partner to provide ongoing relief to Syrian refugees. Last December 2013, the Government of Japan responded to a request from IOM and announced that they would be providing 800 tents and 10,000 jerry cans to Syrian refugees in Iraq. On 16 January 2014, HE Masato Takaoka, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, and Takashi Matsumoto, from the Economic Cooperation Section of the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad, along with senior staff from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) visited IOM Iraq’s central warehouse and the Basirma Camp for Syrian refugees in Erbil governorate in northern Iraq. 

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