Emergency Grant Aid in response to famine disaster in the Middle East and Africa regions

Japan will provide humanitarian assistance such as food, nutrition, health and WASH (Water and Sanitation) in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya

Kenya drought
A family in Garissa County, Kenya, treks to the closest water point to fetch water. 2.7 million Kenyans are in need of water and sanitation as a result of the ongoing drought. Photo: © UNICEFKenya/2017/Serem

Today (March 14), the Government of Japan has announced it is to extend its Emergency Grant Aid of 26 million US dollars in response to the famine in the Middle East and Africa through 6 international organizations and agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).

This assistance is also provided as a swift response to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s call for support. Japan will provide humanitarian assistance such as food, nutrition, health and WASH (Water and Sanitation) in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya.

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