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7 March 2017

Japan Provides Timely Food Support As WFP Steps Up Efforts To Prevent Famine In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a contribution of some US$13 million from the Government of Japan to support WFP providing desperately-needed food assistance to seven million people in Yemen.
Contributions to WFP
9 September 2016

Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.

Contributions to WFP
8 September 2016

Japan Donation Boosts WFP’s Assistance To Refugees In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$1.8 million from the Government of Japan for food and nutrition assistance to more than 200,000 refugees in northwest Tanzania. 

Journalists
28 February 2014

Major Donation From Japan Helps Feed Millions Of Hungry People In 26 Countries

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$88.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide urgently-needed food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, in addition to supporting special humanitarian logistics operations in four of those countries.
Hunger in the news
13 December 2013

WFP Appoints Japanese Model Kurara Chibana As National Ambassador Against Hunger

TOKYO – Japanese model Kurara Chibana was today appointed the first National Ambassador against Hunger for Japan for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Elisabeth Rasmusson, WFP’s Assistant Executive Director for Partnership and Governance Services, announced the appointment at a ceremony in Tokyo during her visit to Japan, and presented Chibana with a €2 WFP commemorative coin, a symbolic payment for her dedication.

Hunger in the news
8 August 2013

Japan And WFP Launch Innovative Projects In Ghana And Sierra Leone To Scale Up Nutrition

YOKOHAMA–The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The funds will be used to launch innovative nutrition projects in Ghana and Sierra Leone, as part of Japan and WFP’s expanded partnership to scale-up joint nutrition efforts to support governments in Africa, with a particular focus on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and young children who are most at risk from under nutrition.

Contributions to WFP
25 April 2013

Japan Donation Helps Boost Food Security in Lesotho

A contribution of more than US$2 million by the Government of Japan to WFP will help protect vulnerable people in Lesotho from hunger.

15 April 2013

Japan Assistance Sustains WFP Typhoon Pablo Operations

DAVAO CITY – As the Philippine Government scales up its early recovery efforts for communities affected by Typhoon Pablo (international name “Bopha”), support from the Government of Japan – through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – will help sustain the Philippine Government’s on-going Typhoon Pablo operations.   

Contributions to WFP
22 March 2013

Japan Provides Major Financial Boost To WFP Operations In Myanmar

NAYPYIDAW – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution which more than doubles Japan’s support for its food assistance operations in Myanmar - from JPY 814 million (US$10 million) last year to JPY 2 billion (US$21 million) this year. 

Contributions to WFP
8 March 2013

Japan’s Contribution Helps WFP Meet Urgent Hunger Needs In 16 Countries

Yokohama – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed this week the announcement of a US$140.7 million contribution from the Government of Japan.  The generous donation will provide vital food and nutritional assistance to millions of people, including refugees, internally-displaced persons, malnourished children, pregnant and breastfeeding women in 16 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The funds will also support special logistics operations in three countries.

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