Monday, June 17, 2019

Government of Austria helps boost food and nutrition security in Sofala province

The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes a €3 million contribution from the Government of Austria in support of over 5,000 households in Chemba district, Sofala province, prioritising vulnerable children, adolescent girls and women.

Much of Sofala province was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which struck on 14th March, and days of torrential rains that followed. Chemba district, while not one of the most affected by the cyclone, is long prone to flooding and drought, which aggravates already high levels of chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. Austria’s timely contribution seeks to empower women and adolescent girls, while fostering improved nutritional diversity and reducing stunting. Community assets will be created that improve... Read More