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US promises $33.8m in food assistance for Afghans

US promises $33.8m in food assistance for Afghans

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Feb 01, 2015 - 16:42

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United States will contribute an additional $33.8 million in new food assistance as part of ongoing support for the Worldinfo-icon Food Program’s campaign in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

The goal of Protected Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) mission in Afghanistan is to enhance food and nutrition for over 3.7 million vulnerable people in 184 food-insecure districts.

A statement from USAIDinfo-icon said supporting communities to recover from both natural and economic disasters, treatment of malnourished children, pregnant and lactating womeninfo-icon and the educationinfo-icon of primary and lower secondary school students remained priorities for the US.

USAID’s contribution would benefit these groups and assist people living in chronic poverty, Afghans affected by conflict and victims of both natural disasters and economic stress. 

Over the last 12 months, USAID donated approximately $87.8 million in humanitarian assistance for families and communities affected by conflict or natural disasters in Afghanistan.

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