admin | June 22, 2015
The UN World Food Programme, or WFP, is planning to cut food rations for 500,000 refugees in northern Kenya because of a shortfall in donor funding.
WFP says it will reduce rations by about a third until September unless $12.4 million U.S. is donated to cover the “critical food gap” in the coming months.
Thomas Hansson is the acting country director for WFP Kenya. Mr. Hansson says: “We are very worried about how this cut may affect the [refugees]. But our food stocks are running out, and reducing the size of rations is the only way to stretch our supplies. We … continue to appeal to the international community to assist.”
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