Saudi Arabia supports World Bank agreement to provide $100m to WFP in Sudan

Saudi Arabia supports World Bank agreement to provide $100m to WFP in Sudan

Saudi Arabia has supported the World Bank's agreement with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to provide the WFP $100 million for Sudan food emergency project. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday in a statement that the Kingdom continues its support for Sudan, as it has contributed in financing this agreement by supporting the trust fund in partnership with several donors.

The agreement to provide food support to Sudan with a value of $100 million came in response to the food insecurity that the country is witnessing. The Word Bank said that the new Sudan Emergency Safety Nets Project responds to the deep food insecurity in Sudan caused by a poor harvest and rising food prices

It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia is among those who support in funding the project, who are: the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Canada, Italy, Finland, Spain, Ireland, and the State and Peacebuilding Fund to the Sudan Transition and Recovery Support Trust Fund (STARS), which is an umbrella coordination platform for World Bank engagement in Sudan.

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