TOKYO, -- The Government of Japan will provide US$4.7 million in emergency humanitarian aid for the Syrian people.

The aid will be delivered through three organisations, including the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

''This aid, which provides support for urgent needs, such as water, basic hygiene, education and health, is mainly intended for the major north western city of Aleppo, where humanitarian access has been limited because of heavy fighting," noted a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

''The aid also provides support for education and vocational training for Syrian refugees and to their host communities in Jordan, where so many of them have been accepted,'' the statement added.

Source: Emirates News Agency