Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The French government has allocated 720,000 euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) to help fight malnutrition and provide food assistance to vulnerable people in Mauritania, the French Embassy here said in a statement.
The allocation, which is a supplement to the 1.5 million euros allocated to the WFP in 2010, will enhance the nutritional support component of the WFP in Mauritania.
With this operation, over 800 tons of food aid will be provided to children and women at risk of malnutrition.
Malnutrition and food insecurity remain serious problems in Mauritania, a country experiencing a structural deficit in food production.
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