FDBusiness.com

EU to Provide Milk to 350,000 Syrian Children

 Breaking News
  • Carlsberg Group Delivers Strong First Half Carlsberg Group has increased operating profit organically by 14.2% in the first half of 2018 with all three of its regions – Western Europe, Asia and Eastern Europe – delivering very solid performances. Organic net revenue growth was 5.1%. Reported operating profit rose by 6.0% to DKr4.373 billion (€586.5 million), impacted by negative currency factors [...]...
  • Levi Roots Caribbean Snack Pots Launched by Aimia Foods Aimia Foods is introducing to the market ‘Levi Roots Caribbean Snack Pots’, a range of On the Go Instant Snack Pots, that consumers simply add hot water to and stir for ease of preparation. Using natural, clean ingredients, the products have an authentic, home cooked taste and incorporate the Levi Roots Caribbean vibe, flavours and recipes. Michelle [...]...
  • National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Wednesday, September 5th The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2018, Ireland’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, is being held at the Citywest Convention Centre on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. The theme of the 2018 National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition is ‘Collaborating for an Innovative [...]...
  • 2 Sisters Outlines Transformation Agenda Ronald Kers, the new chief executive of 2 Sisters Food Group, has spelled out his vision for the future of the company. His first 100 days have been taken up with an assessment of the opportunities for the group and creating the new initiatives he plans to put in place. Ronald Kers comments: “2 Sisters can [...]...
  • General Mills Announces Significant Growth Across its UK Snacking Division General Mills is launching new lines across both its Fibre One and Nature Valley portfolios, as it reveals its snacking division has grown +35.4% and household penetration has grown +12.1 percentage points to 25.3%[1] – equating to the size of London[2]. Cake Bars will be added to Fibre One’s guilt-free snacking range in two flavours: Triple Choc [...]...

EU to Provide Milk to 350,000 Syrian Children

EU to Provide Milk to 350,000 Syrian Children
April 01
14:46 2016

The European Commission has adopted a €30 million programme to provide 350,000 Syrian children with drinking milk, as part of the already substantial aid provided by the EU to those in need as a consequence of the crisis in the region.

The funding for this latest programme is part of the €500 million support package for European farmers presented by the Commission in 2015, which represented a substantial response by the Commission to support European farmers. It will be used to buy milk which should originate in the EU.

As well as supporting European farmers through the purchase of drinking milk, the €30 million programme will also contribute significantly to the major challenge posed to the EU by the refugee crisis. The milk will be distributed to Syrian children and will reinforce an already operating food distribution programme for school children financed by the EU in Syria.

The milk provided will be of EU origin and is part of the Commission’s €500 million solidarity package to European farmers presented in September 2015, where €30 million was earmarked to address the needs of vulnerable groups in third countries, in the context of the current refugee crisis.

The conflict in Syria has had a severe impact on the agriculture sector of the country, leading to a decline in food production, in particular of dairy products. Consumption of milk has been significantly reduced especially amongst poor households due to high food prices. Syrian families typically consumed milk and other dairy products on a daily basis prior to the crisis. At present, milk has in some cases completely disappeared from their diet.

Besides being the type of dairy product that better suits the food and nutrition needs of the people that will benefit from this programme, the treatment of drinking milk makes it suitable for human consumption over a long period and allows for its consumption on a stand alone basis, without there being a need to add water (the quality of which cannot always be guaranteed up to the required standard in all parts of the intended areas of intervention).

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 12, 2018Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London 2018
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements