The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new contribution of USD 550,000 from the United States Government in support of its collaborative efforts with the Government of Sri Lanka

The funding is provided to WFP by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.
“The U.S. Government remains a valued and committed partner to WFP in Sri Lanka and worldwide,” said Brenda Barton, WFP Country Director in Sri Lanka. “Climate shocks such as droughts, landslides and floods will place an additional burden on communities already impacted by the pandemic. This latest contribution has come at a crucial time to protect vulnerable people from the twin shocks of Covid-19 and climate impacts. We are grateful to the United States Government and the American people for their longstanding support.”

Funding agencies: World food program

Countries: United States

Published: 2020-08-12

Sectors: Agriculture and Food