The Japanese government disbursed US$100 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to fight hunger and malnutrition in light of the recent global food crisis. The contribution is part of Japan’s US$200 million pledge made at the G7 Summit in Germany in June 2022.
The funding will be disbursed through multiple channels:
- US$10 million for food and nutrition assistance in Afghanistan;
- US$7 million for emergency food assistance in Ethiopia;
- US$6 million for emergency food assistance in Syria;
- US$6 million for emergency food assistance in South Sudan; and
- US$68 million to support the response to the food crisis in 30 countries.