Japan announces food support of 1,5 ME for displaced people in Cabo Delgado

Japão anuncia apoio alimentar de 1,5 ME para deslocados em Cabo Delgado

The embassy of Japan in Mozambique announced the delivery of one and a half million euros to the World Food Program (WFP) in Mozambique to minimize the food insecurity of communities displaced by armed attacks in Cabo Delgado.

The donation will be used to buy canned fish for more than 25,000 people displaced by violence in northern Mozambique over the next 12 months, WFP said in a statement. 

"The Government of Japan is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation in Northern Mozambique," said Hajime Kimura, Japan's ambassador in Maputo.

The picture WFP paints continues to be one of alarm.

"The needs are increasing, with more than 800,000 people displaced and thousands affected in host communities in northern Mozambique," said WFP Deputy Director Pierre Lucas, hoping that other donors will "follow the Japanese example."

Armed attacks by insurgents since 2017 in northern districts of Cabo Delgado have led to more than 3,100 deaths, according to the conflict registration project ACLED, and more than 817,000 displaced people, according to authorities.

Lusa Agency

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