US Boosts WFP Resources for Ethiopian Nutrition Drive

    The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has donated $56 million to the World Food Program, providing a critical boost to the U.N. agency’s nutrition campaigns in Ethiopia, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran has announced.

    The donation, which WFP said is PEPFAR’s largest ever to the agency, will be used primarily for nutrition programs targeting people living with HIV in Ethiopia’s least developed regions, namely Afar, Benishangul Gumuz, Somali and Gambella.

    “This generous donation from PEPFAR will allow WFP to reach more people, improving the productive lives of those with HIV, helping to prevent its transference to infants, and helping families and communities with sustainable food security,” Sheeran noted in a statement.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.