Grant Program - Special Food Aid Account

The Food Aid account was set up to combat a stubborn enemy faced every day by poor people around the world: hunger. Although OFID has always responded to famine situations (most notably those of 1981 and 1984), it felt that more substantial assistance was needed in 2003, when drought-prone sub-Saharan Africa faced one of the worst food shortages in living memory. As soon as the scale of the famine became apparent, OFID allocated US$20 million to finance rapid food delivery to the affected populated in nine hardest hit African countries.

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