Humanitarian assistance – Action to combat the food crisis (5 April 2017)


Jean-Marc Ayrault will take part, on the sidelines of the Brussels conference on Syria, in a meeting on the ongoing food crisis in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen.

This meeting is being held on the initiative of High Representative Federica Mogherini, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel, and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien.

Toward the end of the day, the minister will chair a consultation meeting at the Quai d’Orsay with the NGOs, involving the Ministry’s crisis and support center and representatives of several French and international NGOs in order to take stock of the emergency response to this major food crisis.

These meetings are aimed at mobilizing international humanitarian assistance following the warning issued by the UN regarding the threat of malnutrition and famine facing 20 million people in these four countries.

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