AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Food for Peace program, in collaboration with the public organization, Avesto, and the American organization, Resource and Policy Exchange, Inc. (RPX) delivered 56,280 kg of food assistance worth more than $171,000 to the Government of Tajikistan, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe said.
This food assistance will be distributed to more than 100 health and social protection facilities in Tajikistan including facilities that are providing quarantine services related to COVID-19, to patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) on long-term outpatient care, to TB, oncology and psychiatry institutions, to the National Red Crescent Society, the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense and the Agency of the Republic of Tajikistan for State Reserves. More than 33,000 Tajikistan citizens will benefit from this assistance.
The shipment contains a mix of dehydrated vegetables and legumes enriched with vitamins and minerals, which will be used in health and social protection facilities and vulnerable households. The public organization, Avesto, will deliver food to the beneficiaries and monitor its distribution and usage.