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KSRelief, WFP sign deals to combat hunger across the world

Author: Wed, 2018-05-09 21:28

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has signed three agreements with the World Food Program (WFP) to send aid to Rohingya refugees and to Yemen to avoid famine and to combat hunger across the world.
The first agreement includes joint cooperation in implementing the humanitarian food security project of Rohingya people displaced from Rakhine in Myanmar and living in Cox Bazaar camps in Bangladesh.
The two bodies will work together to distribute 1,400 tons of rice, legumes and vegetable oil with a value of $1 million to help 27,750 new arrivals at the refugee camps.
In order to respond to the threat of famine in Yemen, KSRelief and the WFP will distribute 17,117 metric tons of wheat, vegetable oil and legumes. The organizations will supervise handing over food vouchers equivalent to 5.5 million metric tons of food.
The vouchers, at a cost of $17.6 million, will help 489,400 people over eight months. The campaign will target the areas of Hajjah, Hodeidah, Dhamar Saada, Lahj, Amran, Aden, Sanaa, Amanah Sanaa, Ibb and Taiz.
The third agreement includes the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between KSRelief and WFP to strengthen their joint work to combat hunger among different peoples of the world, provide food assistance in emergencies and improve education.
The three agreements were signed at KSReliefs headquarters in Riyadh by the KSRelief Supervisor General Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, and director WFP in the Arab Gulf States, Abdullah Al-Wardat.

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Arab News


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