Japan boosts WFP resources in 21 countries

    World Food Program aid initiatives and logistics in Afghanistan will get the biggest share of the $114 million donated by Japan for the agency’s operations in 21 countries.

    Of the sum, $30 million will be allocated to the South Asian country. Japan’s donation also includes $7.5 million for the WFP’s work in Yemen, $15.3 million for Sudan, $7.4 million for South Sudan and $3 million for Niger, which is among the Sahel countries facing a food crisis.

    Other beneficiaries of the donation are Tajikistan, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda.

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