NGOs Selling Valentine's Day Chocolate for Refugee Support


Tokyo, Feb. 2 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo-based international nongovernmental organizations are selling Valentine's Day chocolate gifts whose sales will be partly used for refugee support.

In cooperation with a long-established confectionery maker, the NGOs are calling for assistance to refugees, saying that buying chocolate helps save people.

Founded in 1979, the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan, started selling such chocolate products in 2011.

It sells a box of chocolate for 550 yen, of which around 200 yen will be spent on assistance to Syrian and South Sudanese refugee.

If five boxes are sold, two weeks' worth of food will be provided to a Syrian refugee, according to AAR Japan. The products are available at the association's office and website.

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