UN World Food Program Terminates Its Activities in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 13 May / corr. Trend S. Babayev/ The World Food Program (WFP) of UN has announced that it will terminate its activities in Azerbaijan from June onwards.
"It does not mean that those whom we use to provide food aid will not get it any more. They will not suffer from it. The Azerbaijani government will help them," Linn Miller, the representative of WFP for Azerbaijan said on 13 May.
According to Miller, this issue is on the agenda of the Azerbaijani government at present.
The World Food Program of the UN began its emergency aid activities in Azerbaijan in 1994.
In 1994-2000, WFP provided 500,000 people with 164,000 tons of food and worth $115mln. The food aid was provided to the IDPs who were provided with 6kg wheat flour per head, 0.6 liters of oil, 450 gram sugar and 150grams of salt.
In 1963, the largest humanitarian organization WFP was founded as a food aid body in UN system. The organization aims at providing aid to the poor in the developing countries to fight against hunger and poverty.