Brazil donates N.dollars 2.2 million to Namibia through WFP

The Federative Republic of Brazil on Thursday handed over a donation of N.dollars 2 244 000 to the Government of Namibia through the World Food Programme (WFP).

At the handover ceremony, WFP Namibia Deputy Country Representative Ericah Shafudah noted that the United Nations (UN) WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, with the mandates of saving lives in emergencies and changing lives through complementing governments’ efforts to end hunger by 2030 (SDG2) through livelihood projects.

“In 2021, WFP in partnership with the Federative Republic of Brazil supported the implementation of five community-based food system projects - at Tsumkwe Clinic in Otjozondjupa, Olukula Clinic in Ohangwena, Epako Clinic in Omaheke, Stampriet School in Hardap and Opuwo Maternity in Kunene,” Shafudah said.

During the same event, Brazil’s Ambassador to Namibia, Vivian Sanmartin said that in recent years, the cooperation between Brazil and Namibia in the food security area has made significant strides.

“What began in 2019 as a humanitarian action in response to a request from the Namibian government evolved to a second donation of financial resources in 2020, used to fund five community-based food systems projects, aimed at helping marginalised communities to fight hunger and malnutrition, improve their diets, build resilience against recurrent events such as droughts or floods and promote local food value chains and job opportunities,” Sanmartin said.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency