Thursday, September 10, 2020

Saint Lucia and WFP partner to expand coverage of the public assistance programme as part of the national COVID-19 response

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

The Government of Saint Lucia has been proactive in managing the spread of COVID-19 since its first case in March 2020. Whilst mechanisms put in place have been effective, border closures, movement restrictions and suspension of business activity have had a severe socio-economic impact on the country and its people. Read More