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UN Launches $3M Food Program in Urban Afghanistan

Date Published: 
01/04/2012
Summary: 

The United Nations World Food Programme, WFP announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to contribute $3 million dollars towards a project to help the urban poor cope with high food prices. (..) About 18,900 households including some 113,000 individuals, mostly poor women and households headed by the disabled will benefit from the project. (..) “We are launching this project after the successful implementation of similar programs in other Afghan cities where it has had a positive impact on household food security,” said WFP Deputy Country Director Bradley Guerrant.