Norland renews U.S. support for World Food Programme activities in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 22 Dec 2020, 11:23 PM
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U.S. ambassador to Libya Richard Norland reiterated U.S. support for World Food Programme's (WFP) activities in Libya, calling WFP's humanitarian assistance "excellent."

This came during a virtual meeting held by Norland on Monday with WFP country director Samer Abduljaber and WFP Deputy Country Director Ruwad Halabi.

The U.S. Embassy in Libya said the meeting was devoted "to discussing the important food assistance that WFP is providing to vulnerable families across Libya."

During the meeting, Ambassador Norland reiterated "U.S. support for the World Food Programme and the critical aviation services provided by the United Nations humanitarian air transport services to the international aid community working in Libya."

The embassy noted that Norland also shared WFP Country Director in Libya Samer Abduljaber's "growing concern about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on humanitarian relief efforts, particularly in the souther part of the country."

"The United States is the largest donor to WFP's global programmes, contributing $3.5 billion to fight hunger worldwide in 2020," the embassy said.

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