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Monaco participated in the first session of the World Food Programme (WFP) Board of Directors meeting from February 27 to March 1, which produced a summary report of four impact evaluations of WFP’s nutrition programmes in the Sahel.
Martine Garcia-Mascarenhas, Deputy Alternate Representative of Monaco to FAO and WFP, highlighted the Principality’s commitment in this programme.
She noted in particular that Monaco has doubled this year the amount of its voluntary contributions to WFP’s support to meet the Sustainable Development Objective No. 2 on food security and nutrition, a priority of the Monegasque Development Cooperation for the period 2018-2020 involving Burundi, Madagascar, Mauritania, and Niger.
At the end of the first session, the Third African School Feeding Day was celebrated, on the sidelines of which Ms Garcia-Mascarenhas met Virginia Villar Arribas, the new Director and Representative of the Office of the WFP in Burundi. The latter welcomed Monaco’s continued support for the Endogenous School Feeding Program in Muyinga Province.
A second person has died from Covid-19 in Monaco. Meanwhile, the Principality’s Minister of State has fully recovered from the virus.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.