Home | News    Sunday 27 April 2014

S. Sudan: Japan earmarks $4.6m to assist WFP

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 26, 2014 (JUBA) – The Japanese government has earmarked $4.6m to help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) assist thousands of people affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

“I believe that our contribution will be utilized to reach the most vulnerable,” said Japan’s ambassador, Takeshi Akamatsu.

The envoy, while unveiling the grant, also commended WFP for the important roles it has played during the current conflict, reaching out to the thousands who urgently needed humanitarian assistance.

Japan’s contribution, according to WFP’s Country Director, came at a critical time when its resources had been stretched to the limit.

“We aim to reach 2.5 million food-insecure people, as well as strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities”, said Mike Sackett.

Part of the Japanese government funds, he noted, would be used to purchase 1,248 metric tons of essential cereals, pulses, oil and salt.

“WFP will distribute this food assistance to support building of community assets and training to help boost the food security of vulnerable people,” Sackett stressed.

The UN says over a million South Sudanese have been displaced by the nearly five-month conflict that hit the new nation late last year.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Without meaningful change Sudan will descend into chaos 2018-02-16 11:14:31 Economic failures, armed conflicts, and power struggles within the regime have pushed Sudan towards a tipping point By Ahmed H Adam Sudan's political crisis has reached its worst since the coup (...)

What to do with Salah? 2018-02-14 05:39:22 By Magdi El Gizouli In a flattering piece from 1973 the New York Times picked up one of Jafaar Nimayri’s nicknames. Sudan's president from 1969 to 1985 was known as “Sartana”, the hero of a series (...)

It’s time to call off peace talks and declare regime change in South Sudan 2018-02-13 20:49:51 By J. Nguen The question today is not whether the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) be revived or not, but rather, it’s whether those who (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)

South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.