RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and the British Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office have agreed a deal to support food security in Somalia.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the center said: “KSrelief and the British Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office signed a joint statement to provide financial support to enhance food security for drought-affected people in Somalia with an amount of $4 million.”
The agreement was inked by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the KSrelief, and Andrew Mitchell, the UK’s minister of state for development at the FCO.
Under the terms of the deal, KSrelief and the ministry will provide an equal financial share of the $4 million donation to the World Food Program to benefit 132,549 people in the east African country.
Al-Rabeeah said the financial aid would assist WFP efforts to combat acute food insecurity, prevent famine, and save lives in Somalia.
The Kingdom recently distributed 140 tons of food baskets in Somalia to 12,000 people as part of an ongoing KSrelief project to support food security in the country. The relief agency aims to deliver more than 2,800 tons of food baskets to help 255,000 people displaced and affected by drought.