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Japan will extend $4 million in emergency food aid to Myanmar in response to a humanitarian crisis triggered by the Feb. 1 military coup, according to the Foreign Ministry.

The aid, to be channeled through the U.N. World Food Program, is expected to cover delivery of food to about 600,000 impoverished people in Yangon, where food supplies have sharply deteriorated following the ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her democratically elected government.

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