VIENNA, 18 February 2014 – The Government of Japan will fund six new projects to be implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the Middle East and Africa worth a total of USD 4.1 million.
Two projects worth USD 1.5 million will focus on human security through inclusive socio-economic development and on enhancing youth employment and local economic development in Upper Egypt.
A project in Jordan worth USD 500,000 will help promote social cohesion and harmony between Syrian refugees and host communities around the Za’atari Refugee Camp by improving livelihood opportunities.
In Lebanon, UNIDO will work on a supporting host communities affected by the high influx of Syrian refugees. The project is budgeted at USD 600,000.
As part of Japan’s efforts in the field of humanitarian assistance for African countries, UNIDO will focus on post-crisis areas in Southern Somalia under a project worth USD 1 million. In Sudan, UNIDO will contribute to improving the nutrition situation and income generation among vulnerable communities through the use of soybean-based foods and soybean production. The project has a budget of USD 500,000.
For more information please contact:
UNIDO Advocacy and Communications Coordinator
Telephone: (+43-1) 26026-5021, Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-7329