Friday, June 7, 2019

Towards Zero Hunger - Japanese contribution builds resilient communities and nourishes school children

The Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR, H.E Takeshi Hikihara, today handed over his government’s donation of canned fish and rice to the World Food Programme (WFP). This in-kind contribution is part of Japan’s pledge of US$3.2 million towards WFP’s school meals and resilience building programmes that help communities withstand disasters caused by climate change.

“Japan will work together with the Government of Lao PDR and the international community, including WFP, to steadily expand its support in building the resilience of communities and helping children grow and develop through nutritious school meals,” said Ambassador Hikihara. “Together, we will contribute to the country’s efforts in realizing zero hunger which is an essential, basic requirement for any social... Read More