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Friday, March 25, 2016

China to offer humanitarian aid to Ethiopia and Somalia

 BEIJING, March 25 (Xinhua) -- China will provide 10 million U.S. dollars to the United Nations World Food Program to help hungry people in Ethiopia and Somalia, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.


Eight million U.S. dollars worth of food will go to Ethiopia, while the rest will go to Somalia, the ministry said on its website.

The ministry is discussing details of the plan with the UN World Food Program.

The two African countries have suffered famines in recent years, leaving millions of people starving.