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23 Jun 2017 description

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes the contribution, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of 250 metric tonnes of dates, worth US$ 650,000, which will give a nutritional boost to more than 130,000 hungry and vulnerable people in Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso this Ramadan season.

29 Jun 2012 description

WFP’s response to the food crisis in the Sahel

WFP is implementing a regional response to reach more than 10 million people across eight countries in the Sahel region, which is currently experiencing its third food and nutrition crisis in less than a decade.

The response‘s activities include general food distributions, Food and Cash for Work, un-conditional cash transfers, cereal bank support, and treatment and prevention of moderate acute malnutrition. WFP is providing cash transfers through mobile banking technology for the first time in Mali and Niger.