The assistance will be used for provision of shelters, hygiene materials and daily necessities for displaced persons, through the UNHCR and the ICRC.
In the northern Caucasus region in Russia, which includes Chechnya, the clash between the Russian Federation troops and armed groups of Chechnya which started this August, has given rise to about 240,000 displaced persons, and their conditions have been severely deteriorating because of insufficient winterization and the worsening sanitary situation. Under such circumstances, the ICRC Appeal (November 1) and the U.N. Flash Appeal (November 23) were issued, requesting humanitarian assistance from the international community. The present assistance by the Government of Japan is intended to respond to these appeals.