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

September 19, 2016 2:11 PM EDT

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 Um

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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.

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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