The Nippon Foundation Support for Evacuees from Ukraine

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Photo of evacuees from Ukraine arriving at an airport in Japan

[Support in Japan]

Financial Assistance to Evacuees from Ukraine

We are providing assistance for travel and living expenses for Ukrainian citizens who have evacuated to Japan as a result of Russia’s invasion in February 2022 and who have a guarantor with residence status in Japan.

Details of assistance

Please visit the following page:

Current status of applications and support

  • No. of applications: 854, covering 1,877 people
  • No. of recipients approved: 1,578 people
    (Breakdown)
    • Support for travel expenses: 1,291 people
    • Support for daily living expenses: 1,525 people
    • Support for home furnishing expenses: 684 people

(As of November 30, 2022)

Contact

The Nippon Foundation Office for People Displaced from Ukraine (Contact person for travel expense and other assistance)

  • Tel: 03-6891-9312 (9:00~17:00; excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)
  • * Assistance in Ukrainian is available, but with limited number of Ukrainian-speaking staff members, callers may be asked to wait for some time.

Grant program for NGOs supporting evacuees from Ukraine

To make preparations in local communities to receive evacuees from Ukraine, we are providing grants for activities being carried out in local communities by civil society to receive and support the lives of evacuees from Ukraine, and for collaboration among and coordination of those activities.

Details of support

Please visit the following page:

Number of projects for which support has been approved: 64

Contact

[Support Outside Japan]

Support for Persons with Disabilities

In cooperation with Access Israel,* we are providing support for persons with disabilities and their families who wish to or have evacuated from Ukraine to neighboring countries.

  • Details:
    • Making arrangements for 10 vehicles to be used for evacuation, and providing assistance and daily necessities to persons with disabilities and their families who wish to evacuate from Ukraine
    • Providing temporary shelter and support for daily living for persons with disabilities and their families who have evacuated to neighboring countries including Poland, Romania, Austria, Moldova, and Slovakia
  • * Access Israel was established in 1999 in Israel, a country that has experienced many years of conflict, as an NGO working to provide accessibility and independence to persons with disabilities.

Contact

Social Inclusion Team, Global Issues Department, The Nippon Foundation

  • Tel: 03-6229-5181

Dispatching of Japanese Student Volunteers

We are dispatching Japanese university student volunteers to distribute medical supplies, food, and other items to evacuees, manage relief supplies, and disseminate information from a base in Krakow, Poland.

Contact

Social Inclusion Team, Global Issues Department, The Nippon Foundation

  • Tel: 03-6229-5181

[Request for donations to the Ukrainian Evacuees Assistance Fund]

We are accepting donations to enable children and other people who have evacuated to Japan from Ukraine to assimilate to life in Japan and live here with peace of mind.