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

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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)

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