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Long-Presse / Baghdad
Higher food program in Iraq, announced on Wednesday welcomed a donation of US $ 41 million to provide essential food assistance to more than 1.3 million displaced people, while the total donations and Washington to support its operations in Iraq amounted to 88 million and 600 thousand dollars, since 2014, He stressed the need for 44 million 500 thousand dollars to be able to continue to provide aid to the displaced people in need over the next six months.
He said the program, according to a statement of mission Nations Special to help Iraq (UNAMI), received a (long-Presse) a copy of it, that “the United States government has provided assistance of $ 41 million to provide the necessary food aid to more than one million and 300 thousand displaced Iraqis,” pointing out that those “contribution made by the Office of food for the US Agency for development and peace, will allow WFP to provide food rations family for more than a million people for two months and a half months, as well as the provision of food vouchers to about 370 thousand people for one month.”
He said the World Food Programme, “WFP will provide food rations to respond immediately to about 140 thousand people for three months,” noting that it “will be distributed to the immediate response, which includes canned food enough for three days rations for displaced families in Mobile, Family food rations to families It stabilized at locations where facilities for cooking. “
He said the program, that these “quotas include wheat, rice, cooking oil, sugar, flour,” and said he “will provide food vouchers for those who live in areas where access to markets can operate.”
She Representative and Country Director of the World Food Programme in Iraq, Jane Pearce, for “pleasure that the United States remains committed to working with the World Food Programme to deliver food aid to the Iraqis most in need”, usually those “generous contribution, which came at the right time of the Office of Food for the US Agency for international development, peace help to alleviate the suffering of many people, at a time when humanitarian needs outweigh the available resources. “
The program went on to say, “The conflict in Iraq has led since January 2014 the past, to the occurrence of waves of mass exodus of more than three million and 400 thousand Iraqis,” adding that he “is currently providing food assistance to one million and 500 thousand displaced people a month.”
He revealed the program, about “the US Agency for International Development, since the beginning of the conflict in 2014, with the support of emergency operations for the World Food Programme in Iraq, amounting to a total of 88 million and 600 thousand dollars,” pointing out that “needs to be 44 million 500 thousand dollars to be able to continue to provide food assistance for displaced Iraqis in need over the next six months, that is, until September 2016 “.
The World Food Program (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization in the world to fight hunger, is providing food aid in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build their capacity to survive, the program contributes every year with the help of about 80 million people in nearly 80 countries.