China pledges to donate 5,000 tons of food aid to Zimbabwe
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Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Developmental food aid/food security assistance (Code: 520)
On January 3, 2008, the Chinese Government agreed to send 5,000 tons of food aid to Zimbabwe to help with a food shortage in the country (See: Zim-China Set to Increase Trade). A crop assessment after the 2007 harvest indicated that the country had roughly a 1 million ton shortfall. It is unclear whether or not or when the shipment arrived in Zimbabwe. However, this pledge may have been fulfilled when the Chinese Government provided $5 million to the World Food Program in May 2008 to support its food aid delivery efforts in Zimbabwe (see Project ID#62137).
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Zimbabwe [Government Agency]