WFP gives $179 mln to Bangladesh's poorest for food

Published on 13 March 2009

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) [will] provide $179 million over the next nine months to help Bangladesh's poorest people, who have been hard hit by high food prices and natural disasters. Around 259,592 tonnes of food commodities are expected to be procured and distributed among 5 million people in both urban and rural areas who are least able to feed their families, the WFP said in a statement.

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