Egypt Offers Humanitarian Aid to Ethiopia's Drought Victims

February 29, 2016

Egypt has offered urgent food aid to help 100,000 drought victims in eastern Ethiopia via the World Food Program. The Egyptian aid is aimed at alleviating the suffering of the victims in Ethiopia, Secretary General of the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development Hazem Fahmy said in statements. "The move conveys a message of support and solidarity from Cairo to Ethiopia," he added. Director of the World Food Program office in Addis Ababa John Aylieff hailed the Egyptian aid, which was delivered at a highly sensitive time after the international community failed to offer adequate financial resources to provide emergency food aid to about 7.6 million Ethiopians. For his part, the chairman of Ethiopia's Disaster Commission thanked the government and people of Egypt for the move that would give wider horizons for bilateral relations: http://allafrica.com/stories/201602290560.html

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