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Filling the Need: Global Food Crisis Response Program

 
Filling the Need: Global Food CrisisResponse Program
What the World Bank Is Doing
Overview:

Through the Global Food Crisis Response Program launched last May, the World Bank has moved swiftly to help the poorest people in 35 countries deal with high and volatile food prices.

RELATED LINKS:

  • Website: Food Crisis
  • Video: Food Crisis in Liberia
  • Q & A: The Effects of High Food Prices in Africa
  • WASHINGTON DC, March 30, 2009—When food becomes more expensive, the poor eat less or not at all. The World Bank and its partners have moved swiftly over the last year, disbursing money from the $1.2 billion global food fund faster than even before, to help the poor cope with high and volatile food prices. The funds from the Global Food Response Program (GFRP) have been used to support cash-for-work programs, buy seeds and fertilizer, and provide meals in schools and vitamins for pregnant women and small children, among other endeavors.


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