The Japanese Government has announced the provision of an extra US$2.7 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) in funding for asset creation and food assistance initiatives in Zimbabwe. This funding is expected to benefit 28,500 people across the country over the next 12 months.
According to Eddie Rowe, WFP Country Representative and Director, this funding is of great importance as it will help build resilience against climate related disaster Zimbabwe is facing.
“The timely funding from Japan this year, received in times of great need, have been crucial to WFP’s operational capacity amidst two climate-related disasters. This new contribution will ensure that the progress we have made is not lost, but rather that these communities continue to build their resilience for the future,” Director Rowe said.
Japan’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, H.E. Mr Toshiyuki Iwado, affirmed that Japan will continue to provide support to Zimbabwe and ensure the needs of those living in rural settlements are met. He further admonished the Zimbabwe Government to put to an end food insecurity and hunger plaguing the country. The ambassador also mentioned that the project will ensure the provision of nutritional support to women and children.
Culled from africabusinesscommunities.com