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U.S. top donor to Central African Republic food relief effort

The United States has donated 4,000 metric tons of food to help alleviate food insecurity and malnutrition in the Central African Republic, the U.N. World Food Programme announced today.

Cereals, pulses, corn-soya blend and vegetable oil will feed more than 80,000 people in conflict-affected zones for about four months, WFP said. These include 38,000 refugees and displaced people, 20,000 malnourished children and mothers and 22,000 vulnerable local people undertaking ‘food-for-work’ activities, the international food aid distribution agency said.

The United States is the No. 1 donor to WFP’s effort in the Central African Republic, having donated $340 million worth of food since the beginning of this year.