KOICA disburses 4M$ for food assistance to displaced people in Cabo Delgado

KOICA desembolsa 4M$ para assistência alimentar aos deslocados em Cabo Delgado

The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) announced on Wednesday that it would be donating 4 million dollars to the World Food Programme (WFP) in the country to minimize the food insecurity of people affected by the armed attacks in Cabo Delgado.

The donation will also be used to restore local ecosystems and strengthen community resilience to extreme weather events in Cabo Delgado province over the next three years.

The agreement was signed by the director of KOICA in Mozambique, Jinjoo Hyun, and the director and representative of the WFP in Mozambique, Antonella D'Aprile.

The money will be given to the WFP as part of the project entitled "Improving food security and the resilience of vulnerable communities and contributing to the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus in fragile areas of northern Mozambique".

The contribution aims to empower tens of thousands of people affected by ongoing conflicts in northern Mozambique, in line with broader efforts to stabilize and build peace in the region.

"This project, implemented as part of the Conflict and Fragility Program, will increase the resilience of 50,000 beneficiaries and support their efforts to build a peaceful and resilient future, giving priority to female-headed households," said Jinjoo Hyun, highlighting the outbreak of a new wave of terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado, with the potential to cause new displacements, so intervention is urgently needed.

The director of the WFP said that the funds will be used to feed and create income-generating opportunities within the agricultural and fisheries value chains, with a special focus on empowering women and young people.

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