Statement by the Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry.
As part of its efforts to address the food crisis in the Horn of Africa, France sent a plane of humanitarian cargo in Djibouti Wednesday, August 10. He will arrive on site 18 hours local.
The A 340 of the Department of Defense carries 17.5 tons of food supplements for children made available by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This cargo to health facilities of Djibouti will help more than 18,000 malnourished children.
I remind you that the President of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, has decided to allocate 30 million euros in emergency aid for countries affected by the food crisis in the Horn of Africa. One third of this aid has already been allocated to international organizations and NGOs active in these countries.
As it has done for several weeks, France remains fully committed to the international community continues to mobilize to respond to this grave humanitarian situation.