PUSL.- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received a contribution of CHF 1.8 million (US$ 1.9 million) from the Government of Switzerland intended to help cover the basic food needs of thousands of Sahrawi refugee families and support WFP’s school feeding programme.
The Swiss funds will be used to distribute monthly food rations that include cereals, pulses, vegetable oil, sugar and fortified blended foods, as well as biscuits and milk for the school feeding programme.
“Sahrawis are even more dependent on food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic to make ends meet and the contribution from Switzerland arrives in time to allow WFP to purchase and transport food to the camps so that life-saving food assistance can continue in the coming months,” said WFP Representative and Country Director in Algeria Imed Khanfir. “WFP is very grateful to the people and Government of Switzerland for their continued support to our operation in the Tindouf refugee camps”.
Switzerland has been a key donor to WFP Algeria by contributing USD 30.6 million over the last 15 years.