AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Adham Musallam in announcing a new US$10 million award to help communities most affected by rising food insecurity in the country.
The funding will enable WFP to better meet the food needs of vulnerable populations and strengthen government capacity to address the impacts of concurring shocks. Approximately 200,000 people are anticipated to receive unconditional cash transfers, along with livelihoods support.
The latest WFP food security assessment shows that the combined impact of remittance losses due to the conflict in Ukraine and food price increases could exacerbate severe food insecurity in Tajikistan from one to eight percent, resulting in about 800,000 people falling into severe food insecurity. WFP is closely monitoring household-level food security and market situation, as well as mobilizing funds in support of food-insecure families in the country.