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Japanese Donation Arrives In Madagascar

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In the middle: HEM Tetsuro KAWAGUCHI (Ambassador of Japan in Madagascar), HEM Pierrot Rajaonarivelo (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar) and Willem van Milink (WFP Representative in Madagscar) with Clémentine, Bruno and André, beneficiaries of WFP assistance in the cyclone/flood affected southeastern regions of Madagascar.



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HEM Ambassador Tetsuro KAWAGUCHI is symbolically handing a bag of rice to a group of people benefiting from WFP's assistance through food-for-work in the cyclone and flood-affected regions in the south east of Madagscar.

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Food donated by the Government of Japan arrives at WFP's warehouse in Toamasina Port (on the east coast of Madagascar). The food will be dispatched to partners' warehouses for distribution to people affected by the February cylones and floods in the eastern and southeastern regions and participating in WFP's food for work activities.

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"We hope the Government of Japan, through WFP, can improve food access and alleviate the suffering of disaster-affected people in southeastern Madagascar" HEM Ambassador Tetsuro GAWAGUCHI said during the Japan donation reception ceremony held in Antananarivo.

 The Japanese Government has allocated US$2 million to purchase 2,000mt of food, which has now arrived at WFP's warehouse in Toamasina Port, located at the east of Madagascar.