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Russia Contributes Wheat Flour Worth US$ 1 Million For Refugees In Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of wheat flour from the Russian Federation worth US$ 1 million (about KSh 86 million) to support refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya.

“The Russian Federation firmly supports WFP’s efforts in the fight against hunger and will continue partnering with the organization in this noble mission,” said Alexander Makarenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Kenya.

WFP will distribute the wheat flour to refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps as part of a staple food basket that consists of cereals, pulses, vegetable oil and salt.

“This contribution comes at a particularly critical time when our refugee programme is facing funding difficulties,” said Ronald Sibanda, WFP’s Country Director for Kenya. “Russia’s generosity will help WFP to continue providing vital assistance to the refugees, who have no other means of support.”

Kenya hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world. WFP has been providing food assistance to thousands of refugees from across the region since the camps in Dadaab and Kakuma were established more than 20 years ago.

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