11 May 2011

$US2 million grant for emergency food supplies

5:57 am on 11 May 2011

The World Bank is assisting 62,000 people in the outer islands of Kiribati with emergency food supplies.

An emergency food grant of $US2 million was signed in Vietnam during last week's annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank by executives of the World Bank and Kiribati government officials.

Kiribati imports most of its food and has been hit hard by high and volatile food and energy prices.