Belgium is contributing for World Food Programme to enhance its capabilities
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project aims to improve the World Food Programme. The contribution will help UN to use blockchain technology to fight against hunger problems in the underdeveloped areas.
Belgium with this initiative wants to help WFP for difficult situations affecting the masses. The project was showcased at UN in New York. It was entitled as “Leveraging Innovation for Humanitarian Action”.
Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo stated, “Innovation saves lives”. Further he stated, “This year, more than 128 million people across the world will need humanitarian assistance and protection. This is triple the number of three years ago. Only by finding better ways to deliver aid more efficiently will we close the gap between requirements and aid delivery on the ground. Belgium lauds the efforts of WFP to come up with innovative solutions to save more lives and help more people in need.”
Chief of Staff WFP stated, “The challenge of reaching Zero Hunger by 2030 is immense. Humanitarians must relentlessly look for ways to harness the most promising digital technologies in the service of the world’s most vulnerable people. We are grateful to committed partners such as Belgium for helping us do just that.”
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