Thursday, April 01, 2010

UN Provides Much Needed Food Aid to Chad

According to the United Nations, the African country of Chad is facing extreme food insecurities due to a number of factors including prolonged drought, ongoing high food prices and conflict.

In response, the World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a scheme to provide 47,000 tons of food for 750,000 people affected by drought in various regions around the country of Chad.

The boost by the United Nations to increase food security to afflicted countries is representative of the target set by Millennium Development Goal #1 - to alleviate extreme poverty and hunger by the year 2015.

To learn more, read the following article published on

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: Africa Good News