Preventive action could save billions of dollars in food assistance costs –

As an example,  an end to conflict in Syria and Yemen alone could save over $500 million a year.According to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), while ending conflict is crucial, making national and local systems of relief more robust, is equally important.“Preventing food crises also requires long-term investment in education, infrastructure and economic growth,” said Steven Were Omamo, the Chief of Food Systems at WFP.“While increases in per capita income help countries limit the scale of food crises, even low-income countries can prevent crises by making these investments.”In its report entitled World Food Assistance: Preventing Food Crises, WFP makes the case for tackling the root causes of food crises – not just conflict, but climate shocks, chronic hunger and malnutrition; poorly functioning food systems; and flawed political, social and economic structures.For example, helping countries and communities better manage the risks posed by natural disasters – especially those related to climate change  – as well as reducing displacement, could yield potential savings of close to $1 billion.Concerted action could lower the agency’s costs  by more than $5 billion, the report noted.“In other words, there would be virtually no need for food assistance and the money saved could be spent on longer-term developmental initiatives to improve the lives of the most vulnerable,” said WFP. read more

MACEDONIAN EXODUS Jonovski to La Rioja – Besiktas sign Pribak

← Previous Story DKB Bundesliga: HSV beat Melsungen – Kiel demolish Balingen Next Story → Atypical handball goalie – gunner Christoforos Nungovitch! Two more Macedonian players will leave or they already left domestic teams. The defensive leader of Macedonian RK Metalurg and the national team, Ace Jonovski was forced to leave Skopje due financial reasons as he didn’t receive any salary this season as most of his team-mates. His new team is the Spanish vice-champions Naturhouse La Roja, where he will stay until the end of the season.On the other side, RK Vardar playmaker Nemanja Pribak will leave TOP 16 EHF CL outfit at the end of the season. His new proffesional station is ambitious Turkish champions Besiktas Mogaz. A 30 years-old Macedonian NT member has played in Slovenia (Trimo) and France (Nantes), while his proffesional start is linked with Serbia (he played for Serbia before Macedonia), where he won Championship title with RK Kolubara (2010) and played in his home team – RK Železničar Niš. ace jonovskiBESIKTAS MOGAZhandball transfersnemanja pribak read more