Britain is now helping a total of more than 1.6 million people at risk of hunger across the Sahel, the Department for International Development said.
- Britain announced £10 million of funding earlier this year to support over 400,000 people across the Sahel region.
- International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced in June that Britain will give £10 million additional funding to UN and NGO agencies to provide food, healthcare, water, sanitation facilities, seeds, tools and livestock support for up to 1,027,000 people.
- Britain has now announced it will provide a further £5.4 million of funding to the UN and NGOs.
Lord Paddy Ashdown, President of UNICEF UK argues that Rio+20 will have a positive impact for millions of the world’s poorest children.
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