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Nippon Foundation announces 5 billion yen in aid to Ukrainian evacuees

  • March 29, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
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Yomiuri and Sankei reported that The Nippon Foundation announced on Monday that it will provide emergency humanitarian aid worth about 5 billion yen ($40 million) to Ukrainians who will evacuate to Japan over the next three years. According to the paper, the foundation plans to distribute the funds to evacuees who are relatives or acquaintances of Ukrainians who have resident status in Japan. It reportedly estimates that about 1,000 evacuees will be eligible for the financial assistance. The daily said the foundation will offer one million yen a year per person or up to three million yen a year per household over the course of three years to pay for living expenses in Japan. It will also cover their travel expenses to Japan and provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations and volunteers who support the evacuees, including interpreters.

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