Japan: Uniqlo to provide aid, employment for refugees

In a joint press conference with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Fast Retailing, the parent company of the apparel brand Uniqlo, announced it would be providing USD 10 million in aid to refugee assistance programmes worldwide. The company also stated that it would increase employment of refugees in its stores, from the current 13 to about 100.

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26 November 2015

Japan: Fast Retailing and UNHCR Announce New Agreement - Launching new initiatives to support refugees worldwide as part of global partnership

Under the new agreement, Fast Retailing commits to support the UN Refugee Agency with US $10 million over the next three years, starting from 2016. The funds will help UNHCR respond to emergencies and other acute humanitarian crises, and help refugees in Asia become self-reliant. The donation will also cover costs related to the distribution of donated clothing. To date, Fast Retailing has collected and distributed through UNHCR more than 10 million items of lightly used clothing to refugees across 37 countries and regions. In addition, Fast Retailing will donate 150,000 items of UNIQLO Extra Warm HEATTECH clothing to help families seeking asylum in Europe and Afghanistan through the coming winter. The company also aims to provide internships with future employment possibilities to 100 refugees in Japan and abroad.

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Author: ファーストリテイリング

① 3年間で総額1,000万ドル(約12億円)の支援を実施

② 国内外のユニクロ店舗で難民雇用を100名に拡大


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