Japan to Spend $50M in Food Aid to Africa, Others
The Japanese government has made good its promises at ensuring global food security as it has earmarked a total of US$50 million to tackle the global food crises.
The food related assistance is in two batches, consisting of US$45 million for emergency grants through international organizations and US$5 million through Japanese NGOs, as a response to the deterioration of global food security exacerbated by Russia’s aggression.
The Emergency Grant Aid is to provide food assistance of US$40 million to countries within Asia, the Middle East and Africa through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Relief and Works agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWAL) and agricultural production assistance of US$5 in Ukraine through the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
Also, it is extending its food assistance of US$5 million to countries in the Middle East and Africa through Japanese NGOs via the Japanese Platform (JPF).
Put together, the amount of food-related assistance came down to a total of US$50 million.