Japan has consistently been one of WFP’s top donors
$10 million will be allocated for life-saving food and nutrition assistance in Afghanistan, where food insecurity has rapidly deteriorated, driven by the triple-impact of the economic crisis, conflict, and drought.
In Myanmar, Japan will provide $4.6 million for emergency food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Rakhine, Kachin, Shan, Chin as well as peri-urban areas of Yangon, amid rising food insecurity due to the political crisis, conflict and poverty.
Japan is supporting WFP to deliver vital food assistance to crisis-affected people in Iraq, including internally displaced persons and returnees by contributing $6.4 million. In Yemen, $4.6 million will be used to help WFP provide life-saving assistance to severely food-insecure households.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and enhance response measures, Japan is contributing $5.6 million to WFP to build temperature sensitive logistics capacities and capabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa.