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Chinese food aid arrives in Somalia

(People's Daily)

15:58, October 14, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The World Food Programme (WFP) began to hand out relief grain to famine-stricken refugees in Somalia on Oct. 13. The 16 million U.S. dollars worth of support comes from China's donations.

This is the second round of aid from China since the famine disaster broke out in the Horn of Africa this year. To date, people in this area have received a total of 443.2 million yuan of food aid and remittance of food aid, which is the largest sum in the foreign aid history of the People's Republic of China. The aid made it to the affected area through both bilateral channels and multilateral channels.

It is reported that fund contributions from China to WFP have surpassed 20 million US dollars, which greatly helps this international organization in fighting against starvation. The afore-mentioned 16 million US dollars' aid makes WFP capable of expanding its capacity to 1.7 million hungry people, which includes enough food to feed 100,000 malnourished children for a month.

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Canada at 2011-10-1570.36.49.*
The U.S., Britain, France, & Canada have spent over 2 billion dollars on NATO’s war in Libya, claiming they had the responsibility to protect civilians. If that money had been spent where it was genuinely needed, to feed the starving people in the Horn of Africa, no one would be dying of starvation. The hypocrisy is nauseating. The Chinese people can be proud of the help their country gives.
Hasanein at 2011-10-1485.159.153.*
Can I remind readers, that nearly half of all donated money, goes to WFP/UN employees superficially blaoted wages, it"s a great shame.
  

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