AFGHANISTAN: WFP welcomes EU donation

Published on 08 March 2011

The European Union (EU) announced on Wednesday that it had signed a contract with the World Food Programme (WFP) to contribute US $900,000 worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. “The WFP welcomes the EU donation to our efforts in Afghanistan,” the WFP regional information officer, Khaled Mansour, told IRIN. He said the donation was in response to the WFP appeal launched last month for 175,000 mt of food as aid for 4 million Afghans hit by the worst drought in 30 years and the deteriorating economy.

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