Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cambodia gets $35 million in emergency food aid

(AP) The Asian Development Band, ADB, have granted Cambodia $17.5, and will give them as much in a low-interest-rate loan, in emergency food aid for the poorest 500 000 people in the country. The recipients include slum residents in Phnom Penh and around lake Tonle Sap. People who, according to the bank's country director, have suffered a lot from the latest year's rising food prices. Mahfuz Ahmed, the bank official in charge of the food project, said that of Cambodia's 14 million people, about 2.6 million sometimes go hungry and suffer from malnutrition. The program will run through September 2011.

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