FAC Chairperson 2024:
Mr. Jürgen Drexler (Austria)



Commitment for 2024 - JPY10bn.

Food assistance by Japan in 2018
(as of May 27, 2019)

Japan contributed the amount of 20.7 billion yen as food assistance in 2018, which substantially exceeded the amount of its annual commitment of 10 billion yen.

  1. Bilateral food assistance projects

Japan concluded Exchanges of Notes (E/Ns) with 14 countries in Asia (Nepal), Sub-Saharan Africa (namely, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Gambia, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo) and Latin America and the Caribbean (Haiti) to implement 18 food assistance projects (6.33 billion yen).

  1. Food assistance projects through international organizations

Japan concluded E/Ns with WFP in response to food needs in Middle East (Afganistan, Palestine and Yemen) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Congo, DR Congo, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and South Sudan) to implement 12 food assistance projects (3.64 billion yen). Furthermore, Japan concluded an E/N with UNRWA to provide foods to Palestinian Refugees (0.6 billion yen).

  1. Contribution to WFP

Japan contributed approximately 8.53 billion yen to WFP for the humanitarian relief efforts for conflicts and natural disasters in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa.

  1. Emergency Grant Aid

Japan provided Emergency Grant Aid in response to food and nutrition needs of people in Afghanistan and countries affected by the Syrian Crisis (approximately 1.60 billion yen).