The WFP makes a shipment of food from Gran Canaria to Mauritania, funded by Spain and Japan

Padrón and Nakajima were today present at the sending of emergency food aid.

Padrón and Nakajima were today present at the sending of emergency food aid.

At the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria World Food Programme (WFP) centre, the Director General of Casa África, Luis Padrón, and the consul of Japan in the Canary Islands, Takeshi Nakajima, today witnessed the loading of emergency food aid. This will be shipped to two regions of Mauritania which are suffering from a severe drought. The food aid has been jointly funded by the Government of Spain, through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), and the Government of Japan.

The WFP will allocate this food to improve the nutritional condition of children under 5 in the regions of Gorgol and Guidimaka who are suffering from moderate acute malnutrition. Sending this food will enable the WFP to provide food assistance to approximately 15,000 children aged from 6 months to 59 months who have been admitted to treatment centres for community nutrition during this time of scarcity.



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