Japan to provide US$3 million for food assistance in Burundi

Japan announced that it will provide ¥350 million (US$3 million) for food assistance in Burundi through the World Food Programme (WFP).

Burundi has been facing a food crisis due to the prolonged rainy season in 2019, which led to a decline in food production and an increase in prices. These funds will contribute to Japan’s pledge to build a “resilient and sustainable society” as announced during the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Japanese)