First batch of aid bound for Africa

Published on 05 September 2011

China sent 1,440 tons of wheat from its Tianjin Port to Ethiopia on Friday, the first batch of aid goods the country has supplied to relieve the current drought in the Horn of Africa region. (..) China gave $16 million to the United Nations World Food Programme at the end of August. The money was used to buy wheat and corn from European markets and send those grains to Somalia, the country that is worst hit by the famine.

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