Nouakchott, Mauritania - France has given Mauritania, through the World Food Programme (WFP), Euros 1.5 million in food aid, the French Embassy announced Friday.
The grant is meant to assist those affected by the African nation's food crisis.
WFP will also benefit from a Euros 750,000 aid under the project, aimed at improving food security and nutritional status of people affected by the food and nutrition crisis in 2012.
The project also aims to provide nutritional assistance to children and breast-feeding women in seven regions across Mauritania.
According to the same source, Euros 750,000 will be earmarked for the NGO Solidarity Internationale to enable it to support the implementation of a project aimed at improving the resilience of people affected by drought in eastern Hodh, located in eastern Mauritania.