KHARTOUM, SUDAN — For the second year in a row, the World Food Program (WFP) will provide wheat to Sudan, Reuters reported.  

The WFP will procure 200,000 tonnes of wheat for the country to avoid shortages and help preserve Sudan’s foreign currency reserves.

Marianne Ward, acting country head for Sudan, told Reuters, “We did that last year, just about 200,000 tonnes, and they’ve asked us to do the same this year, so we’ll do another 200,000 tonnes. (The wheat program) allows the government to keep their foreign exchange, and we get SDGs (Sudanese pounds) for our programs.”

The WFP purchases the wheat on the international market and delivers it to the silos in Port Sudan.