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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires and USAID Country Representative participate in food distribution to commemorate World Food Day

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires and USAID Country Representative participate in food distribution to commemorate World Food Day.

Celebration of the 42nd edition of World Food Day in Mandjou. In her remarks, the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. echoed President Biden’s commitment to rallying our partners to address immediate malnutrition and to ensure that we can sustainably feed the world for decades to come.

The U.S. government through USAID is the largest donor of food aid in Cameroon, providing over $50 million (about 300 billion CFA) each year to assist more than 1 million people affected by conflicts and climate shocks.

The Chargé d’Affaires a.i. commended the government of Cameroon and the host communities for their hospitality and expressed her respect for the farmers, especially refugee farmers, who work hard and contribute to fighting hunger at a time when the COVID 19 pandemic presents unique challenges.

The Mayor of Mandjou Council thanked the United States for its continuous support of humanitarian assistance in Cameroon. Cameroon currently hosts 452,420 refugees, including an estimated 320,000 in the East Region.

The United States is committed to working with the government of Cameroon to improve the living conditions of refugees.

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