Japan's Embassy in Tripoli announced on Monday that it will provide an additional $1.6 million to support UNICEF humanitarian assistance to eastern Libya's flood-affected areas.

Japanese Ambassador to Libya Shimura Izuru met with UNICEF Representative in Libya Michele Servadei on Sunday to reaffirm their commitment to doubling their efforts in this regard.

The Japanese Embassy stated on its Facebook, citing Ambassador Izuru, that the allocated funds will be utilized for the maintenance of access to emergency primary health care services, the provision of food to ensure the provision of critical health requirements (water, sanitation and hygiene), child protection and emergency needs, supplies and child protection services in the affected areas.

The Embassy highlighted that the new commitment brings Japan's total contribution to support the flood-affected areas in eastern Libya provided through UNICEF to $2.6 million, recalling the long-standing partnership with the UN organization and Japan's continued support for recovery and reconstruction in the east of Libya.