The French government under its Food Aid Programme, has earmarked €3.5 million (about 2.3 billion FCFA) in food aid to the Central African Republic in 2022.
The money will be channelled through three humanitarian operators: World Food Programme (WFP) which will through its Food Assistance Programme receive two million euro (about 1.3 billion FCFA); the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) which will through its Emergency Nutritional Response programme be given €800,000 (about 524,800,000 FCFA); and the Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) ACTED, which will be given €700,000 (about 459,200,000 FCFA) to be used in launching the “Contribute to the Amelioration of Food Security of the Population of Pladama Ouaka Council Through Urgent Assistance” project.
The assistance is one of the instruments of France’s public aid to development dedicated to food security.
France was part of the London Convention of 2017 and it contributes towards work by international organisations and NGOs which put in place several programmes to fight against food insecurity and malnutrition in the world.
The assistance is given in two to three remittances per year.
In the Central African Republic, the €3.5 million is the first remittance and the second remittance will follow during the course of the year in accordance with the evolution of the humanitarian situation.
France is actively involved in humanitarian actions in the Central African Republic by supporting UN efforts and efforts by NGOs, operating throughout the country and at the service of all.
French food assistance to the Central African Republic amounted to €4 million in 2021 and the aid this year would go to assist 2.4 million persons in need of food assistance.
France remains the leading bilateral humanitarian partner of the Central African Republic.
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