Japanese government grants $5 million in aid to rehabilitate large district in Damascus

The Japanese government has provided $5 million in financial aid to Syria to to rehabilitate “Harasta” city in the eastern Ghouta region of Damascus.

The Japanese embassy in Syria announced on Twitter Tuesday that “financial assistance provided by Japanese government through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Syria, to rehabilitate the infrastructure in the eastern Ghouta including Harasta city.

Thus, Japan’s total humanitarian assistance to Syria since 2012 has reached $445 million.

The project in Syria will focus on supporting the resilience of local populations that are beginning to overcome the severe devastation brought by the war in this area and to restart their livelihoods within the framework of the country’s Humanitarian Response Plan.

The area of Eastern Ghouta suffered greatly due to the militant activities, however as of recently it has been liberated from terrorists with many Syrians returning to their homes in the area.