From Rome to Khartoum flying the flag of solidarity. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a donation of 950,000 dollars from the Italian Government that will enable the organisation to provide more help to over 20,000 vulnerable people in the Kassala and Red Sea states, in eastern Sudan. “We are very grateful to the Italian Government for its firm commitment in support of our work in eastern Sudan. It has helped us promote education for the region’s boys and girls, improve literacy levels among vulnerable women and enhance the community’s ability to tackle the difficulties posed by the dry season”, said the WFP’s director in Sudan, Adnan Khan.
As the Italian Ambassador in Sudan, Armando Barucco, pointed out during his recent trip to the WFP project in Hamashkorieb, in Kassala State, Italy’s collaboration with the organisation is long-standing. “We have developed a special partnership, especially in the ‘Food for Training’ and ‘Food for Education’ projects. The Italian Government also sets great importance on education for girls, which, as our experience shows, plays a vital role in building peace, stability and development”. Since 2010, Italy has provided donations equating to 8.1 million dollars for the WFP’s work in the region. Read more, in Italian.