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Madagascar: WFP to distribute more than 800 tons of food funded by the African Development Bank

04/06/2021

The African Development Bank Group has provided a grant of $686,000 to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) which will provide food relief to thousands of people in southern Madagascar.

The support comes at a critical time for Madagascar, which is suffering its worst drought in 40 years. More than 1.35 million people are highly food insecure and left with nothing to eat. This is double the figure at the same time last year and the crisis is mounting.

“We are grateful for the generosity of the African Development Bank. This support affirms their commitment to ensure the food and nutrition security of the Malagasy people, which is vital for the development of the country,” said Moumini Ouedraogo, WFP Country Representative in Madagascar.

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