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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires and USAID National Representative Participate in Food Distribution to Commemorate World Food Day

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires and USAID National Representative Participate in Food Distribution to Commemorate World Food Day

United States pledges to work with government of Cameroon to improve living conditions for refugees

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, October 16, 2021 / Groupe APO / –

Celebration of the 42nd edition of World Food Day in Mandjou-Bertoua-Eastern Region. On October 15, U.S. Embassy Acting Chargé d’Affaires Mary Daschbach and United States Agency for International (USAID) Country Representative Paul Richardson participated in a distribution of food for 1,083 refugees, organized by the World Food Program (WFP) in Mandjou, 9 kilometers from Bertoua. The Governor of the Eastern Region, the Council of the Mayor of Mandjou, the traditional chiefs, the WFP Representative, the Coordinator of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for the Eastern Region, and the Refugee representatives participated in the event that marked World Food Day under this year’s theme, “Our actions are our future – Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.”

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires and USAID National Representative Participate in Food Distribution to Commemorate World Food Day

In her remarks, the Chargé d’affaires ai echoed President Biden’s commitment to rally our partners to tackle immediate malnutrition and ensure that we can feed the world sustainably for decades to come. The U.S. government, through USAID, is Cameroon’s largest food aid donor, providing more than $ 50 million (approximately CFA 300 billion) each year to help more than one million people affected by conflicts and climatic shocks. The Chargée d’Affaires ad interim commended the government of Cameroon and the host communities for their hospitality and expressed her respect for the farmers, especially the refugee farmers, who are working hard and helping to alleviate hunger at some point. where the COVID 19 pandemic presents unique challenges.

The Council of the Mayor of Mandjou thanked the United States for their continued support for humanitarian aid in Cameroon. Cameroon currently hosts 452,420 refugees, of which around 320,000 are in the Eastern region.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires and USAID National Representative Participate in Food Distribution to Commemorate World Food Day

The United States is committed to working with the government of Cameroon to improve the living conditions of refugees.

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