One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Help in the form of basic items of food given to a country or region suffering from a food shortage.‘the distribution of food aid has been seriously hampered by the war’
- ‘Last year, we provided 62 per cent of all food aid offered by the UN World Food Programme.’
- ‘At the end of the war, 85 per cent of the population were dependent on foreign food aid.’
- ‘In certain areas, local production is in fact stimulated since food aid is often coupled with agricultural aid.’
- ‘The country had for years received food aid in return for its oil.’
- ‘They did not appeal for international aid following last year's drought, which left millions in need of food aid in southern Africa.’
- ‘The 1996 welfare law barred most legal immigrants from collecting food aid.’
- ‘A great deal of money has gone into keeping people alive with food aid.’
- ‘In 2001, 18.4 million Americans received some type of food aid from the USDA.’
- ‘Around 5.5 million of these people are expected to be dependent on food aid by November.’
- ‘The new program links medical assistance for AIDS-stricken countries to their acceptance of food aid produced from genetically engineered crops.’
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