Luxembourg has signed a multiyear agreement with the United Nations World Food Program Sept. 15. The move not only comes at a critical time for food security around the world but is also expected to give the humanitarian agency the flexibility to plan forward and deploy the most effective tools to fight hunger.
The €30.8 million ($42.5 million), four-year pact between Luxembourg and WFP will support emergency response and programs such as school meals, nutrition activities in West Africa, nutritional support to HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis activities, and emergency preparedness.
Luxembourg will also develop an innovative platform to support telecommunications in emergencies. This will allow WFP to set up lifesaving voice and data links during disasters.
Luxembourg is WFP’s largest per-capita donor, donating more than €15 for each citizen, says WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
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