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FAO Goodwill Ambassador Raúl González on Chad visit
Spanish football player Raúl González, who acts as a goodwill ambassador for FAO, travelled to Chad in support of joint efforts by FAO and the European Commission to help the most affected people get back on their feet.
In 2012, the European Commission stepped up its funding to FAO in Chad by €1 million ($1.3 million), bringing its overall contribution in the Sahel crisis in 2012 to €290 million ($355 million). The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, has been prominent in international efforts to prevent the crisis escalating