UNITED NATIONS- Japan will provide $2.8 billion to help deal with the global refugee crisis over three years from 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.
Abe made the new pledge at a United Nations summit on refugees on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly. He said the money would be for "humanitarian and self-reliance assistance" for refugees and migrants, and go to help host countries and communities.
Abe said current refugee and migrant movements were unprecedented and amounted to "serious ongoing humanitarian crises." He said Japan wanted to collaborate closely with other countries.