China supports WFP to supply full rations to refugees in Kenya

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About 420,000 refugees living in camps in Northern Kenya have finally received a supply of full food donations after more than a year of ration cuts caused by a funding shortage.

China has stepped in as one of the major donors helping WFP on this distribution.

Its government has given $5 million that’s been used to buy 9,000 metric tons of maize and sorghum.

Over the past few months China has increased its efforts in supporting aid agencies as they deal with drought in the region.

Beijing announced in April a donation of 21,000 metric tons of rice worth 21.9 million to be distributed to drought-affected Kenyans in 23 counties.

The first shipment of food is soon expected to arrive in Kenya.

 

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