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Apr 19, 2012

Brazil Provides Food Aid to WFP Program in Bangladesh

On 19 April 2012 the government of Brazil made a food donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) intended for people in disaster-prone areas of Bangladesh.  The donation consisted of 7,000 metric tons of rice valued at US$3.3 million.  The WFP will use this as part of its food-for-work program in Bangladesh.

The donation is part of Brazil's new foreign policy to reach out to Asia and Africa especially on the issue of food security.  As Brazilian Ambassador to Bangaldesh, H.E. Ricardo L. Viana de Carvalho noted, since 2011 Brazil has made donations to the WFP in over 40 countries that are suffering from food insecurity.

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