Saudi Arabia provides dates for WFP in Cameroon

June 2, 2010

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided 90 tons of dates for the World Food Program (WFP) in Cameroon. The gift was handed over by Saudi Ambassador to Cameroon Mohammed bin Hussein Qattan to the country’s WFP Director, Haladou Salha. In a speech to mark the occasion, Salha expressed appreciation for the donation and noted, “In 2009, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provided the WFP with $329,000 to buy 215 tons of wheat, which were distributed to refugees from Central African Republic. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also provided the WFP with 90 tons of dates, which were also distributed to refugees from Central African Republic and Chad.”

Saudi Arabia allocated a total of 4,000 tons of dates to the WFP in 2010, including 90 tons for Cameroon.