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18 May 2017 News flash

Emergency food aid: Monaco takes action

Food distribution in the Ellborr region of Kenya©InterActions & Solidarity

Faced with an unprecedented food crisis threatening 20 million people in Africa, the Prince’s Government recently released almost EUR 500,000 in response to several emergency appeals.

These funds will support emergency operations led by the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Committee of the Red Cross, and two Monegasque NGOs, Fight Aids Monaco and InterActions & Solidarity, to provide aid to several thousand people.

Eight of the most vulnerable African countries* will be the direct beneficiaries of this food aid, following recurrent droughts and conflicts which are resulting in mass displacements affecting millions of people.

Support is also being provided to the Madagascar National Office for Risks and Disaster Management following Cyclone Enawo, which devastated numerous crops, causing a rise in the price of rice and severe food shortages.

* Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, the Lake Chad region, Mali, South Africa, Yemen



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