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US gives $30m in food assistance to Afghans

US gives $30m in food assistance to Afghans

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Apr 03, 2014 - 18:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday contributed an additional $30 million to help the United Nations’ Worldinfo-icon Food Programme (WFP) provide food and nutrition assistance to 3.7 million food-insecure Afghans.

The USAIDinfo-icon contribution is part of an ongoing international effort to improve food security and nutrition for Afghans, particularly natural-disaster victims, the internally displaced and those living in chronic poverty.

Malnourished children, schoolchildren and pregnant womeninfo-icon also receive assistance under the WFP programme, whose work focuses on Afghanistaninfo-icon’s 184 most food-insecure districts.

Since 2010, USAID said in a statement, it had provided more than 270,722 metric tons of mixed commodities valued at some $365.5 million to WFP’s operations in Afghanistan.

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