2006 News Story

Kingdom earmarks $10 million for hunger-stricken African nations

Saudi Arabia has allocated $10 million to provide food to a number of hunger-stricken African nations. The Kingdom coordinated with the World Food Program (WFP) to determine which countries should receive the aid, which will be distributed by the WFP.

The $10 million is to be distributed as follows: $2 million each to Mauretania and Niger; $1.5 million to Mali; $1 million each to Senegal and Ghana; $500,000 to Guinea-Bissau; and $2 million to a regional project that provides relief to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The aid, announced yesterday by the Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the Arab League Ahmed Kattan, is in line with Saudi Arabia’s ongoing humanitarian assistance to countries in need.