USAID provides $22.3 mln for food relief

Published on 02 March 2009

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday announced the signing of an agreement valued at $22.3 million to help ease the burden of food prices. The agreement was signed by Joseph Williams, Deputy Mission Director USAID/Pakistan and Wolfgang Herbinger, WFP Pakistan Representative in a ceremony held here on Friday. [...] WFP Representative in Pakistan, Wolfgang Herbinger said “This grant comes at a very critical time and will help WFP continue its assistance to three million needy people.” He appreciated the role of USAID as a development partner in addressing the hardships faced by poor people. WFP’s emergency operation in response to high food prices started in October 2008 with the help of generous contributions from USA, Saudi Arabia and later also from Japan.

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