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WFP Welcomes $1.2 Million From Korea For Response To Food Crisis In Africa

A man carries a full bag of donated maize grain on March 13 2019, in the Mutoko rural area of Zimbabwe. – Eastern Zimbabwe receives help to fight drought induced hunger, as a total of 32.000 villagers affected by drought in the Mutoko area. They received USD cash donations and children porridge donated by the World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with USAID. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday received $1.2 million from the Republic of Korea to provide humanitarian activities in  Ethiopia, Nigeria, Madagascar, South Sudan and Burkina Faso.

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“We are grateful for this generous and timely contribution from the government of the Republic of Korea and Korean people to some of the most severe food-insecure communities in Burkina Faso and Nigeria,” Chris Nikoi, WFP Regional Director for Western Africa said.

 

Menghestab Haile, WFP Regional Director for Southern Africa said the contribution was timely as populations in Southern Madagascar are  facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity and malnutrition

 

“The number of people on the verge of starvation is likely to double as we are close to the start of the lean season in October. We are therefore grateful for this generous and timely contribution from the government of the Republic of Korea and Korean people which is making a significant difference in the lives of people.”

 

This contribution will boost WFP’s humanitarian efforts including food assistance for vulnerable communities in five countries.

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