China Gives $6 Million For Food in Ebola Countries

October 20, 2014 10:34 AM

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China has donated $6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program announced. This is part of Beijing's growing assistance to a continent where its companies have become major investors.

WFP (World Food Programme) China representative Brett Rierson said the money is being spent on one month of emergency food rations of mainly rice, lentils and yellow peas for 300,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Ebola outbreak in those countries has killed more than 4,500 people o...

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