Philippine News Agency (PNA) report on July 28 read Japan to extend $2-million dollar aid in humanitarian grant aid to support relief operations for those affected by the ongoing Marawi siege.
Its embassy in Manila said the assistance would be channeled through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), PNA reported.
Fighting in Marawi City has entered its third month after President Duterte placed Mindanao under martial law on May 23.
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“Taking the strong bilateral ties between Japan and the Philippines into consideration, which are re-affirmed by Prime Minister Abe and President (Rodrigo) Duterte on a number of occasions, Japan has decided to extend the humanitarian grant aid to support the affected population in Mindanao,” Japan embassy said in a statement.