Policy Update

South Korea provides US$4 million to strengthen food security through WFP and FAO

The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that it will provide US$4 million in humanitarian assistance to tackle food insecurity in its partner countries across the Asian and African region through the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

According to FAO, over 25 million people in East Africa alone are facing a food crisis with 11 million people among them directly affected by desert locusts. The current support is in addition to the US$0.2 million provided to Pakistan in March 2020 for desert locust response.

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Korean)