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The Embassy of the United States (USA) celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2022 with the arrival in Douala of a shipment of food for Cameroonians and vulnerable refugees

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  World Humanitarian Day 2022 coincided with the arrival at the Port of Douala of 72 000 50 kilogram bags of rice 3 600 metric tons The UN World Food Program WFP received the shipment from the Office of Humanitarian Assistance of the United States Agency for International Development USAID as part of the important contribution of the United States government to the fight against growing food insecurity in Cameroon USAID Cameroon Acting Representative Allan Reed visited the Douala Port Authority and observed food shipment operations with WFP Deputy Country Representative Mr Aboubacar Guindo WFP receives an average of 100 000 metric tons of food products each year transiting through the Port of Douala to WFP operated warehouses across the country WFP also supplies countries in the region including Burkina Faso Chad Central African Republic Nigeria Food supports the most vulnerable IDPs and refugees suffering from climate shocks crises COVID 19 and rising food costs said Mr Aboubacar Allan Reed explained that Cameroon is one of 47 countries receiving food assistance from the US government Global increases in food fertilizer and fuel prices are further aggravating existing humanitarian emergencies in sub Saharan Africa A further deterioration of these conditions could trigger further setbacks for the region and make it more difficult for some African governments to provide critical social services and maintain stability Mr Reed also echoed President Biden s commitment to bringing partners together to address global food insecurity and used the opportunity of World Humanitarian Day August 19 to highlight the incredible work done by the thousands of volunteers professionals and people affected by crises who provide urgent medical care care shelter food protection water and much more around the world The United States through USAID is the largest donor of food aid in Cameroon providing more than 50 million about 300 billion CFA francs each year to help more than one million people affected by crises and shocks climatic The food shipment received by WFP today will cover part of the food needs of more than 2 5 million people in critical need in the Adamawa East Far North North Northwest and Southwest regions By October 2022 WFP is expected to receive at the Port of Douala an additional 21 193 metric tons of rice sorghum nuts vegetable oil and pulses from the United States for people facing food insecurity in Cameroon Chad and Central America African Republic The United States will continue to work with Cameroon to improve living conditions for refugees internally displaced persons and vulnerable people in all crisis affected regions of the country For more information on USAID s impact in Cameroon visit https www usaid gov cameroon
The Embassy of the United States (USA) celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2022 with the arrival in Douala of a shipment of food for Cameroonians and vulnerable refugees

1 World Humanitarian Day 2022 coincided with the arrival at the Port of Douala of 72,000 50-kilogram bags of rice (3,600 metric tons).

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2 The UN World Food Program (WFP) received the shipment from the Office of Humanitarian Assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of the important contribution of the United States government to the fight against growing food insecurity in Cameroon.

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3 USAID/Cameroon Acting Representative Allan Reed visited the Douala Port Authority and observed food shipment operations with WFP Deputy Country Representative Mr. Aboubacar Guindo.

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4 “WFP receives an average of 100,000 metric tons of food products each year, transiting through the Port of Douala to WFP-operated warehouses across the country.

5 WFP also supplies countries in the region, including Burkina Faso, Chad, Central African Republic, Nigeria.

6 Food supports the most vulnerable IDPs and refugees, suffering from climate shocks, crises, COVID-19 and rising food costs,” said Mr. Aboubacar.

7 Allan Reed explained that Cameroon is one of 47 countries receiving food assistance from the US government.

8 Global increases in food, fertilizer and fuel prices are further aggravating existing humanitarian emergencies in sub-Saharan Africa.

9 A further deterioration of these conditions could trigger further setbacks for the region and make it more difficult for some African governments to provide critical social services and maintain stability.

10 Mr. Reed also echoed President Biden’s commitment to bringing partners together to address global food insecurity and used the opportunity of World Humanitarian Day (August 19) to highlight the incredible work done by the thousands of volunteers, professionals, and people affected by crises who provide urgent medical care.

11 care, shelter, food, protection, water and much more around the world.

12 The United States, through USAID, is the largest donor of food aid in Cameroon, providing more than $50 million (about 300 billion CFA francs) each year to help more than one million people affected by crises and shocks.

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14 The food shipment received by WFP today will cover part of the food needs of more than 2.5 million people in critical need in the Adamawa, East, Far North, North, Northwest and Southwest regions.

15 By October 2022, WFP is expected to receive at the Port of Douala an additional 21,193 metric tons of rice, sorghum, nuts, vegetable oil, and pulses from the United States for people facing food insecurity in Cameroon, Chad, and Central America.

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17 The United States will continue to work with Cameroon to improve living conditions for refugees, internally displaced persons, and vulnerable people in all crisis-affected regions of the country.

18 For more information on USAID’s impact in Cameroon, visit https://www.usaid.gov/cameroon

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