Japan Donates One Million US Dollar for Reduction of IED in Somalia
The government of Japan has donated $1 million to the United Nations to combat improvised explosive devices and remnants in Somalia.
Explosive hazards continue to have a detrimental impact on peacebuilding and state-building in Somalia.
In a statement, Japan said it renewed its commitment to promoting human security and stability in Somalia.
“The government of Japan contributed $1 million to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action,” the statement reads in part.
According to a spokesperson at the Embassy of Japan in Kenya said Japan has always supported the Somali people through mine action activities in partnership with United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
“The assistance demonstrates our unwavering and robust commitment to contribute to the social stabilisation and security of Somalia,” said spokesperson.
UNMAS was also indebted to the people of Japan for such contribution to Somali
Over the past years, al-Shabaab and ISIS groups have used improvised explosive devices (IED) as their preferred weapon against the Federal Government of Somalia and the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).
The government of Japan pledged it would strengthen its humanitarian mine action by supporting risk education programmes and by providing additional training to the Somali Police Force to clear and manage explosive devices.