Agreement between India and UNWFP to donate wheat to Afghanistan

New Delhi, April 01, 2022: Government of India and the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) signed the second ‘In-kind Contribution Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and WFP for the donation of next batch of 10,000 MTs of wheat to the People of Afghanistan’ on March 30, 2022.

The Agreement was signed between Joint Secretary (UNES), Srinivas Gotru and WFP Country Director, Bishow Parajuli. The first Agreement was signed in Rome last month.

In view of the deteriorating humanitarian situation and in response to the appeals made by the United Nations for humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, Government of India decided to gift 50,000 MTs of wheat to the people of Afghanistan. As of now, the first tranche of 10,000 MTs of wheat has been successfully delivered to Afghanistan and delivery of the next batch of 10,000 MTs of the grain is in the process.

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