Andorra more than trebles contribution to WFP in 2006

Published on 01 April 2007

The Pyrenees Principality of Andorra, one of the smallest countries in Europe, emerged in 2006 as one of the fastest growing donors to WFP, more than trebling its contribution to US$109,000 from US$32,000 the previous year.

The Pyrenees Principality of Andorra, one of the smallest countries in Europe, emerged in 2006 as one of the fastest growing donors to WFP, more than trebling its contribution to US$109,000 from US$32,000 the previous year.

Just in the last few weeks, Andorra pledged US$39,000 for the new WFP emergency operation in Sudan, which began on 1 January, making it one of the first donors to this operation. It also contributed US$32,000 to cover the cost of a de-worming campaign in Haiti, carried out by WFP and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Top 20

“This increased contribution brings Andorra into the top 20 per capita donors to WFP,” said WFP Executive Director James Morris. “That is a truly remarkable achievement, for which we are extremely grateful.”

Andorra has also proved to be a very flexible donor, contributing US$38,000 in untied multilateral funds to WFP in 2006.