ISLAMABAD: The Japanese Government has declared a grant aid worth $10.6 million for Pakistan. It is for the eradication of malnutrition, alleviate the people from poverty and to fight against natural disasters. The grant will be used in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Balochistan.
Out of the total amount, $3.5 will be used for KPK mothers and children who are acutely malnourished. According to the research of WFP and UNDP, 155,000 mothers and children in KPK are facing this problem. The aid is a part of the agreement between the Japanese Government and the World Food Programme and the United Nations Development Programme. The program will also include the Afghan families who are refugees and living here in helpless conditions.
The project is going to support 20,700 people in Kurram and Orakzai tribal areas. Furthermore, the Japanese Government will also provide sufficient support to Pakistan piloting the tsunami warning systems. This plan will benefit 15,000 people in Malir, Karachi West districts and Gwadar coastal areas. The representative of UNDP, Ignacio Artaza has thanked the Japanese Government for providing aid to alleviate the people from poverty and to eradicate the malnutrition.