The World Food Program welcomed the USD9.6 million grant from Japan for its programs in Sudan. “WFP is impressed by this generous and swift action by the Government of Japan to address rising food prices. This reflects Japan’s leading role in tackling increased costs for food in Sudan and elsewhere in the world,” said WFP Sudan Representative Kenro Oshidari who signed the grant agreement along with Japanese Ambassador Yuichi Ishii at the agency’s office in Khartoum. “Japan is already a major contributor to our emergency operation in Sudan and to our road repair operation in the South. So this new donation reflects Japan’s dedication to assisting people in need in Sudan in these difficult times of rising prices,” Oshidari continued. The money will be used to deliver sorghum and corn-soya blend to women and children in the African nation. (Press release: Japan extends new food assistance; WFP hails quick response to rising food prices/World Food Program)

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