KABUL (BNA): The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that Japan has contributed $13.5 million in aid to Afghanistan.
This funding will support the WFP in providing food assistance and emergency nutrition to individuals facing food insecurity in the country.
The aid package will also help improve learning conditions for schoolchildren and sustain the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) aviation services.
The WFP aims to assist approximately 630,000 individuals through food aid and provide treatment to over 42,000 pregnant and lactating mothers and malnourished children.
Moreover, the program will benefit around 36,000 elementary school students by offering enriched biscuits as daily snacks to promote better health and learning.
Japanese ambassador to Afghanistan, Takayoshi Kuromaya, reaffirmed Japan’s commitment to supporting the people of Afghanistan, particularly elementary school students, to invest in the future of the country.