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World Food Programme reaffirms commitment to support Cambodia

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Farewell call by WFP country director Francesca Erdelmann on CDC. Photo supplied

The World Food Programme (WFP) has reaffirmed its strong commitment in supporting the Royal Government of Cambodia to achieve development priorities and to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reassurance was stressed by Ms. Francesca Erdelmann, Country Director of WFP in Cambodia when bidding farewell with Rith Vuthy, Deputy Secretary-General of the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).

Thanking the Royal Government of Cambodia for the good cooperation, Ms. Erdelmann underlined that her successor will continue the organisation’s support especially in the areas of education, social protection and disaster risk management at both national and sub-national levels.

Under its Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2003, WFP has committed about $50 million.

WFP, in this strategy, has said that it will continue its shift from activity implementation to strengthening national capacities and building scalable programme models.

It will focus on working with the Government to enhance the latter’s capacity in social service provision and to strengthen subnational food systems and capacities to reduce the risks posed by shocks and use innovative technologies and analytical tools to enhance information flows and facilitate decision making and seek to promote inclusion, equity and equality, considering dynamics associated with gender, age and disability, across all its activities.

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