Egypt donates $1m for emergency food aid in Ethiopia

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Egyptian government has donated $1 million in emergency aid to the World Food Program to assist drought affected people in Ethiopia, WFP said here in a statement on Friday.

John Aylieff, WFP’s country Director and Representative in Ethiopia said the contribution comes at absolutely critical time when resources are urgently needed to support the enormous efforts of the government of Ethiopia and provide food assistance to millions of drought affected people in the country.

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With this contribution, WFP will be able to buy more than 1,700 metric tons of food to provide family rations of cereals, pulses and vegetable oil to some people hit hardest by the drought in pastoralist areas, the Country Director said.

More than 10 million people in Ethiopia have been affected by one of the worst droughts in decades. The statement said the emergency aid will reach out to 100,000 people affected by drought in the Somali state of Ethiopia. WFP is working with the government of Ethiopia to reach out to 7.6 million affected people. WFP said it urgently requires $350 million to continue food distributions beyond April.

Source Tvc news

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