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Japan to provide 2.4 billion yen in grants to India and Myanmar

The Japanese government decided on May 14 to extend emergency grant assistance worth a total of 22.5 million dollars (approximately 2.4 billion yen) to India and Myanmar. The aid will be used to procure respirators and other medical equipment for India, where COVID-19 is raging, and food for Myanmar, where food supplies are being depleted amid the ongoing turmoil following the military coup.

 

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, India will receive 18.5 million dollars to procure 500 respirators and 500 compact oxygen enrichers. MOFA had announced at the end of April that Japan would supply 300 of each. The most recent decision brings the total for each type of device to 800. MOFA will also contribute 4 million dollars to the UN World Food Program (WFP), which will distribute food to roughly 600,000 residents of areas in and around Yangon, the largest city in the Myanmar, where the food supply is particularly low.

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