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REPUBLIC OF KOREA CONTRIBUTION PROVIDES WFP FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES IN IRAQ

2017/11/10 | 19:37

(Iraq Now News)- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$1.5 million from the Republic of Korea that will provide food assistance for some 30,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for two months.

 

“In the aftermath of conflict, the Republic of Korea was once a recipient of food assistance, including from WFP,” said Song Woong-Yeob, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iraq.

“We have now become donors and maintain a strong partnership with WFP in over 30 countries.

We sincerely hope this contribution will provide much needed relief to Syrian refugees and their families in Iraq.”

 

This contribution will allow WFP to provide food assistance to Syrian families that have sought refuge in Iraq.

Through electronic food cards that WFP provides to vulnerable people in Iraq, each family member will receive US$19 per month to purchase the food they prefer from local shops.

In addition to allowing for greater choice in their diets, this programme injects cash into the local economy, which benefits shops and producers with increased demand for their products.

 

“Thanks to this generous and timely donation from the Republic of Korea, WFP will continue to address the underlying causes of vulnerability for Syrian refugees in Iraq, increase families’ self-reliance and reduce the need for international assistance in the future,” said Sally Haydock, WFP Representative in Iraq.

 

Since 2014, the Republic of Korea has provided US$4.8 million in support of WFP food assistance for Syrian refugees in Iraq.

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