Japan to provide food assistance worth $9.1m for ultra-poor

Published on 15 July 2009

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday received US$9.1 million from the government of Japan to provide food assistance to the ultra-poor living in areas affected by floods, riverbank erosion, coastal cyclones and tidal surges in Bangladesh. (..) WFP Representative in Bangladesh John Aylieff terming Japan an unfailing partner for WFP and Bangladesh said, "This Japanese assistance is targeted to the most vulnerable households in disaster prone areas. The grant will enable extremely poor communities to enhance their resilience to shocks by creating human and physical assets and improving life skills and income earning capacity".

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