The Minister of State for Overseas Development,
Peter Power, T.D., today announced additional funding of €600,000 for
emergency food relief in Sudan.
The funding will be channelled through
the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), which is managing emergency
food distribution across many of Sudan's poorest and most vulnerable communities.
The WFP's emergency operation for 2010
will provide more than 650,000 tons of food to 6.4 million people in areas
including Darfur and Southern Sudan.
Announcing the funding, Minister Power
"We remain seriously concerned about