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On 10 March, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of US$7.5mn in response to the damage caused by locusts in Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti

locust aidLocusts are posing significant threat to crop output. (Image source: Dominic Alberts/Pixabay)

The grant aims to provide humanitarian assistance in the area of food through the World Food Programme (WFP).

The expected outcome/output of this assistance is as follows:

Kenya to get US$3.6mn

Provision of support to 80,000 people including children aged at 6-59 months and pregnant women to prevent malnutrition and improve their nutritional condition.

Implementation of resilience-building activities to 87,000 small-scale farmers.

Somalia to get US$3.1mn

Provision of relief assistance to approx. 28,000 people to improve their nutritional condition.

Djibouti to get US$0.8mn

Provision of support to approximately 1,410 small-scale farming households through resilience building and food assistance.