August 14, 2010 ·5 Comments
Djibouti (Somalilandpress) — The Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Ali Farah Assoweh and the World Food Programme Representative in Djibouti, Mario Touchette, signed Thursday, August 12, 2010, a Letter of Agreement concerning food aid emergency $ 500,000 to people affected by drought in Djibouti.
This donation to WFP which will be the Executing Agency, is granted by the African Development Bank (ADB).
The Letter of Agreement signed on Thursday, is part of ADB’s support following the international appeal launched by the Djibouti authorities to tackle the food crisis in 2008.
The food crisis that affects both rural and peri-urban areas, has worsened the living conditions of the poorest households.
The overall objective of this assistance is to provide rapid relief food for 55,000 drought victims, distributed in five districts of the country, as well as 6,000 refugees from the camp of Ali Addeh located in the district Ali-Sabieh south of the country.
This aid is also intended to provide assistance to extremely vulnerable populations such as children, thus avoiding a deterioration of the nutritional situation through support to school canteens in rural areas the poorest.
This gift will also provide for actions against food-distribution of work (FFW) for more than 16,000 beneficiaries affected by drought, including the rehabilitation of rural roads and water conservation and soil.
The objective of this program which falls under the program against food insecurity, aims to support efforts by the Djibouti government to help those most disadvantaged, save lives and combat childhood malnutrition.
Source: Djibouti News Agency, August 14th, 2010Follow @somalilandpress