The head of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) office in the Republic of Korea has announced that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contributed US$2.4 million to WFP food assistance in Ethiopia, Jordan , Turkey and Afghanistan.
This contribution includes US$400,000 for Ethiopia for food and nutrition assistance in the northern civil war zone, US$500,000 for Jordan for food assistance to Syrian refugees, US$1 million for Türkiye for food and non-food assistance as well for Syrian refugees.
as livelihood assistance to vulnerable refugees and host communities, and $500,000 to Afghanistan to help families affected by June’s devastating earthquake.
“I visited Ethiopia at the end of August and was able to witness the local food crisis, which has worsened due to the climate crisis and the aftermath of the Ukraine war.”
Said Seon-hee Yoon, Director of the WFP office in the Republic of Korea: “We are grateful for the Korean government’s timely support when 345 million people are severely food insecure around the world, and among them, 45 million are face famine.”
As of September 2022, more than 40 million people are experiencing food crises in Ethiopia, Jordan, Turkey and Afghanistan.