Title: Canada contributes 5 million dollars to support fighting hunger in Sudan
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 07-01-2014, 09:01 PM
Khartoum-The government of Canada made, on Tuesday, a contribution of of CAD 5 million (US$4.5 million) to support fighting hunger and malnutrition programs of in Sudan. The WFP in Sudan welcomed yesterday the Canadian contribution, saying that it will be used support WFP’s emergency food assistance in Sudan.
The country director of the WFP in Sudan Adnan Khan said “We are grateful for the Government of Canada -- a key strategic partner for WFP in the fight against malnutrition and hunger in Sudan,” , adding that “This contribution comes at a perfect time to help our efforts to address hunger and malnutrition among conflict-affected people throughout Sudan.”, a WFP press release stated.
The new contribution will be used to support nutrition activities which are a key component of WFP’s emergency response in Sudan, where more than 2 million children suffer from moderate acute malnutrition every year.
In 2014, WFP plans to reach 4.1 million people across Sudan, of whom 3.2 million are in the conflict-affected region of Darfur and some 938,000 are in Central and Eastern Sudan, including some 80,000 newly displaced from South Sudan. Some 319,000 conflict-affected children and women will benefit from WFP’s nutrition programmes in the country in 2014, the press release said.