The World Food Program donates millions to Cuba

wfp_logo_darkHAVANA, 22 Mar. The World Food Program (WFP) of UN donated to Cuba $ 16.4 million to improve the nutrition of nearly a million people on the island.

The agreement between WFP and the Cuban government was signed on Wednesday in Havana by Laura Melo, representative of the UN agency in Cuba, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), Ileana Nuñez. Dubbed “Country Programme”, the WFP project is aimed at promoting food and nutrition security of vulnerable groups in Cuba.

More than 908,000 Cubans, including pregnant women, infants, children under five, farmers and adults over 65 years will be favored with the implementation of this program which will run for four years in five, Pinar del Río eastern provinces Matanzas.
The deputy minister said MINCEX WFP assistance “consolidate the social feeding programs in kindergartens, schools, boarding schools, institutions caring for the elderly and Systems Family Support and the production of beans and preventing risks of drought and hurricanes” (Marti Noticias)