State Dept gives $5 million for Mauritania drought assistance

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace agreed to provide an initial 5

million dollars in response to this year’s drought in Mauritania. USAID funded the NGO World Vision $2 million to assist

the Kankossa area in the Assaba region.

The U.S. Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires, Robert Lane, attended the launching ceremony of World Vision’s Kankossa

Emergency Assistance Program (KEAP) on March 19. Additionally, the World Food Program received an initial $3 million

to contribute to their emergency response in Mauritania.

US Department of State

reliefweb 21 Mar 2012

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