Leverkusen – In view of the devastating drought in East Africa, Bayer has come to the rescue of famine-struck victims. The giant corporation has provided immediate support by making a generous contribution of EUR 100,000 to the UN World Food Program (WFP).
More than eleven million people in East Africa necessitate food assistance from the largest humanitarian agency, UN World Food Program (WFP). Special food is being delivered by the agency (WFP) to malnourished children in that area by means of airlifts to Mogadishu. The WFP also supports nearly 500,000 refugees living in reception camps in Kenya. The relief program is also aimed at giving people the latitude to acquire more foodstuffs; hence, the distribution of food coupons to support the local economy is one of the key components of the program.
Bayer East Africa, the company’s Kenya-based subsidiary, is managing the donation made by Bayer. In juxtaposition with these pressing measures, Bayer is exploring other projects that could make a long-term contribution in the region.