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.
“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.