World Food Program intensifies its assistance to poor urban populations in Kenya
Chinese media reported on the 1st that the World Food Program (WFP) will increase
cash assistance to hundreds of thousands of impoverished urban people in Kenya.
These poor people are severely affected by Coronavirus. Poor sanitary conditions and crowded settlements
have created widespread spread of the virus Conditions.
WFP spokesperson Tomson Phiri said that of the 4.73 million people in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, about 60% live in slums.
In addition to being vulnerable to the virus, there are about 1.7 million people in these areas who lack food and nutrition.
It is reported that in response to the crisis, WFP is providing more than 400,000 people in
Nairobi and Mombasa with a monthly cash assistance of US$40
which is enough to meet half of the monthly food needs of a family of four.