UN allocates over $6 mln to meet humanitarian need in Madagascar

Published on 03 June 2009

The UN humanitarian wing said on Tuesday it has allocated 6.45 million U.S. dollars to help190,000 people in the rural southern regions of Madagascar who are suffering from the combined effects of drought, cyclones and political instability. ¡¡¡¡The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the money would be shared by the World Food Program (WFP), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) for emergency work in the island nation.

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