Over 49,000 people in six countries will benefit from ten projects worth $2.5 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in March.
The projects are being implemented by Mennonite Central Committee, World Relief Canada, ADRA Canada, Evangelical Missionary Church, and Emergency Relief and Development Overseas.
Two of the projects, implemented by World Relief Canada and ADRA Canada, are in response to the growing emergency in South Sudan.
In South Sudan, violent fighting across the country has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Unable to grow the crops they depend on for survival, they are at risk of starvation.
One of the projects, implemented by World Relief Canada, is distributing food to displaced people living in host communities near the South Sudanese capital city of Juba.
The other project, implemented by ADRA Canada, is distributing food to displaced people within the Budi County area of South Sudan. The project is focusing on the most vulnerable displaced people, especially pregnant and nursing mothers, young children, and the elderly.
Projects supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank are undertaken with support from the Government of Canada.