Japan will contribute 10.6 million dollars to fight malnutrition, improve livelihoods and increase resilience to natural disasters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
An agreement to this effect was signed in Islamabad on Tuesday (Feb 19) between representatives of Japan government, United Nations Development Program and the World Food Program. Out of the total 10.6 million dollars, 3.5 million will be used towards the early identification and treatment of 155,000 acutely malnourished mothers and children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Japanese contribution also includes 3.55 million dollars towards UNDP’s Stabilization through Inclusive Livelihoods initiative in the Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It will support 20,700 people by improving their access to basic services, enhancing their economic opportunities and improving social cohesion in Kurram and Orakzai tribal districts. In addition, the Japanese Government will support the Government of Pakistan at national and local levels to prepare for natural disasters. Implemented in Malir and Karachi West districts of Sindh and Gwadar district of Balochistan province, this project will benefit 15,000 people.
“WFP is extremely grateful for the continued partnership and generosity of the Japanese government in providing emergency life-saving nutritional support for malnourished mothers and children. We are proud to be working together to support some of Pakistan’s most vulnerable families,” said WFP representative Finbarr Curran.
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20 September, 2019