September 19, 2016 / 6:12 PM / in a year

Japan to provide $2.8 billion in refugee aid over three years from 2016: Abe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japan will provide an additional $2.8 billion in humanitarian aid to help deal with the global refugee crisis over three years from 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during the "Investment Opportunities in Japan:Toward The New Asia-Pacific Era," meeting, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

Abe made the pledge at a United Nations summit on refugees on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly.

Reporting by David Brunnstrom

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