Between 1998 and 2000 Japan was the largest aid donor reporting to the OECD DAC – its contributions peaked to US$12.4 billion in 2000. However, in terms of humanitarian aid, Japan is less generous. Its largest contribution was in 2004, US$832.6 million, which made it the fourth largest OECD DAC donor. Japan’s humanitarian aid as a proportion of its official development assistance is on average, fairly low at just 3%.
In this profile we analyse Japan’s humanitarian aid – who are the largest recipients, what sectors receive the most funding, does Japan channel aid through pooled funding mechanisms and support the UN CAP appeals?
A breakdown of the data is available in excel here.