Philippines: Saudi Envoy Hands Over 60 Tons Of Dates To WFP For Conflict-Affected Communities In ARMM
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Published on 23 May 2012

Government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hands over 60 tons of dates to WFP for 30,000 families in ARMM

Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the Philippines Abdullah Al-Hassan (second from left) and senior representative of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Finance in Riyadh Saad Al Sunaidi (far left) formally hand over 60 tons of dates to U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines Representative and Country Director Stephen Anderson (far right), with Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of Middle East and African Affairs Executive Director Neal Imperial (second from right) acting as witness. 

This is the largest date donation from the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to WFP Philippines.  In coordination with the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development, WFP will distribute the food to 30,000 vulnerable families in the conflict-affected provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.   

Photo Credit: WFP/Anthony Lim/Philippines