Japan provides food assistance to victims of conflict in Marawi
Through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Government of Japan allotted food assistance worth $1.2 million to around 38,000 displaced Filipinos affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City.
Right now, WFP is working closely with the Philippine government to help address the food security and nutrition issues in Marawi
WFP particularly coordinates with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Department of Education, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and local government units.
Japan has been a long term supporter to WFP in the Philippines during the country’s various disasters, even providing major assistance to the people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.