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WFP receives $1.2 M from Korea to tackle food crisis in Africa

06 September 2021 | News

Parts of Africa facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity and malnutrition

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

Chris Nikoi, WFP Regional Director for Western Africa said: “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.”

Menghestab Haile, WFP Regional Director for Southern Africa said: “Because of climate change, COVID-19 and lack of access to water, 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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