US food aid for Sri Lanka refugees

Published on 01 January 2011

The United States has provided Sri Lanka US$ 5.5 million worth of emergency food aid to support the return of refugees displaced by the ethnic war in the north, a statement said. The donation by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) consisted of 6,740 metric tons of wheat flour, pulses and vegetable oil. It will support the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to meet the essential food needs of 300,000 people displaced by the war which ended in May 2009.

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