The funds will be used by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to children and families in need of support.
The Japanese govt. is also providing essential medicines to Sri Lanka through UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable population.
The contribution of US$ 1.5 million will enable UNICEF to procure medicines for over 1.2 million people, among them 53,000 pregnant mothers and nearly 122,000 children in immediate need. The medicines will be distributed to health facilities across Sri Lanka in coordination with the Ministry of Health.