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South Korea makes significant $500,000 donation to WFP operations in Sudan

WFP has welcomed a generous US$500,000 donation to its Sudan operation from the Republic of Korea. The funds will be used to support WFP’s largest emergency operation worldwide.

WFP has welcomed a generous US$500,000 donation to its Sudan operation from the Republic of Korea.

"We are very grateful to the Republic of Korea because this contribution is in cash, which permits us to use the money with great flexibility," said Kenro Oshidari, WFP representative in Sudan.

The funds will be used to support WFP’s largest emergency operation worldwide.

In 2007, WFP aims to provide 5.5 million people in Sudan with 682,000 metric tons of food aid, at a cost of US$685 million.

Who it will be help

The food aid will help people affected by the conflict in Darfur, people returning to their place of origin in South Sudan following the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the North and South, and vulnerable residents in the Central, East and transitional Three Areas of Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Abyei.

Donors have been particularly generous this year, responding to the humanitarian emergency in Sudan with a total of US$465 million so far – 68 percent of the required funding for this year.

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