China supports WFP to provide food assistance to vulnerable people in Ethiopia, Guinea
China has signed several agreements with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to provide food assistance to more than 300,000 vulnerable people in Ethiopia and Guinea amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The contribution that was made under the framework of the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund enables WFP to procure over 6,000 metric tons of food to provide rations of rice, peas, maize, oil, and salt, as well as specialized blended food to prevent malnutrition among women as well as young children.
“WFP is scaling up its emergency food assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by COVID-19. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring that we have sufficient funds to continue to provide uninterrupted life-saving assistance,” said Sixi Qu, WFP China Representative.