The Government of Japan has decided
to extend grant aid (food aid) totaling 2.88 billion yen through the United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to the following eight countries where
there are vulnerable groups (including internally displaced persons, women
and children) facing chronic food shortage caused by internal conflicts,
poverty and other factors. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December
18 (Tue) (local time: same day) between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador
to Italy, and Mr.