WFP launches nutritional assistance campaign in Mauritania

Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday launched an additional food programme for 30,000 children from 6 to 24 months in Mauritania to prevent malnutrition, according to a statement from the UN agency made available to PANA.

The campaign lauched in Brakna and Gorgol regions in southern Mauritania is financed by the Canadian government for 165 tonnes of food valued at about 618,000 Canadian dollars.

Every child will received food ration to be distributed from June to September in the two regions.

The regions of Brakna and Gorgol are among the priority intervention zones of the Mauritanian government in the fight against poverty.

07 Junho 2012 21:35:35

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