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19 August 2014

Saudi Arabia Contribution Saves Lives, Allows WFP to Rapidly Respond to Food Crisis in Iraq (For the Media)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been able to scale up food assistance to hundreds of thousands of Iraqis displaced from their homes in recent weeks thanks to a generous contribution of US$148.9 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contribution has helped WFP provide desperately needed food to people who fled the conflict that began in Mosul in mid-June, including Christian and Muslim families and most recently Yazidis who escaped violence in Sinjar and sought refuge in Dahuk and other governorates in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) area.

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