Norway provides Rs 490 million to WFP, UNICEF, & UNFPA in Sri Lanka
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Norway provides Rs 490 million to WFP, UNICEF, & UNFPA in Sri Lanka

Norway provides Rs 490 million to WFP, UNICEF, & UNFPA in Sri Lanka

The fund is being provided to address the food, nutrition, and protection needs of the most vulnerable children and women in Sri Lanka. ‘Norway’s allocation of NOK 13 million will address the acute need for food, nutrition, and protection in Sri Lanka.


The current economic crisis is having an adverse impact on the nutrition needs of pregnant and lactating women and children. Norway will provide NOK 5 million to WFP, targeted towards vulnerable groups. Commenting on the support, Abdurrahim Siddiqui Representative and Country Director for WFP in Sri Lanka said, “we are grateful to the Norwegian Government for extending a much-needed contribution to WFP’s ongoing response as millions are struggling to meet basic food needs.


We need all the support and contribution that we can get to step up our efforts to stall a humanitarian crisis in the making.” Speaking on the need to prioritize sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence response services, Kunle Adeniyi, Representative for UNFPA Sri Lanka said, “the support received from the Government of Norway will help UNFPA ensure the most vulnerable women and girls including those at risk of gender-based violence are able to access critical health and protection services during the current crisis.”


The Government of Norway has a history of providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Sri Lanka in times of need, during emergencies such as tsunamis and floods. Norway is also providing continuous support to humanitarian mine action in Sri Lanka.

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