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27 Mar 2016 description

To positively respond to the UN’s appeal to the international community for combating the severe famine in Africa, and to help the related African countries to solve the problem of food shortage, the Chinese government decided to provide the emergency humanitarian donation of US$ 10 million to the World Food Program of UN. US$ 8 million of food assistance and US$ 2 million of food assistance were provided to Ethiopia and Somalia respectively, including the nutrition food for children and other food.

24 Aug 2011 description

The worst drought in 60 years has struck northeast Africa in recent months. Rain in some countries was less than 5 percent of normal precipitation. Food production has seriously dropped, causing widespread famine.

More than 12.4 million people in countries such as Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti are affected, according to the United Nations, and tens of thousands of people have already died.

16 Aug 2011 description

The Chinese government will provide emergency food aid and cash aid worth 353.2 million yuan ($55.28 million) to Ethiopia and other African drought-stricken regions to fight drought, Premier Wen Jiabao made the promise when meeting Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on August 15, in Beijing.

China announced to provide 90 million yuan ($14 million) of emergency food assistance to countries in the Horn of Africa in late July.

15 Jun 2011 description

Press Release

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, on 13 June 2011, at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, received from the Chargé d’Affaires of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Wei Hongtian, two cheques of USD 600,000 and USD 900,000, respectively, with a view to supporting AU Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the capacity building of the African Union Commission.

20 Dec 2008 description

China has announced that its naval deployment to the seas off Somalia to fight pirates will be of three vessels.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao confirmed on Saturday evening that the taskforce would consist of three vessels, and would patrol the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia.

The Ministry of Defence said the taskforce would consist of two destroyers and a supply ship, and will leave Sanya of southern Hainan Province on Dec.