Luanda - The Republic of Angola will get Usd 1000 out of a 1.2 million grant recently delivered by Brazil to the UN Infant and Children Education Fund (UNICEF) to assist children and women in situations of food shortage in ten countries of Africa and Asia.
The information was released Monday in Luanda by a UNICEF source that stated that the Federative Republic of Brazil is joining the United Nations organisation in providing Usd 100,000 for initiatives of reinforcement of food and nutritional security in Angola, particularly in drought hit regions covering ten of the country’s 18 provinces.
According to ambassador Ana Cabral, Brazil considers it necessary to participate in this humanitarian effort to assist Angolan children. "With this grant, Brazil is contributing, through mpublic and multilaterals organisms, to the strengthening of the health of Angolan children," she stated.
With the Brazil’s funds, UNICEF will reinforce the Angolan Government initiatives to overcome the challenges of nature, thus ensuring food security, through prevention and treatment of malnutrition, supply of drinking water for affected children and their families in the provinces of Zaire, Bié, Kwanza Sul and Huíla.
Food security is the second of the 11 commitments to Angolan children assumed by the Government in the search of the survivor, development and protection of children, with a view to their active participation in the society.
In his turn, UNICEF Angola representative, Koenraad Vanormelingen, said Brazil’s assistance shows the solidarity of that country to the Angolan children and the need to reinforce existing south-south geo-strategic cooperation.
The official stated as well that this Brazil’s contribution is just one of the areas of operation between the two countries as, he added, UNICEF is engaged in assisting the exchange of experience and transfer of technologies between the two nations.
Koenraad Vanormelingen said UNICEF-Angola will continue assisting the Government to reinforce food and nutritional security, through the treatment and prevention of malnutrition of children in drought affected zones.