Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lack of funds threatens UN food aid to millions of vulnerable Afghans

On average, WFP distributes food to 7.3 million people in Afghanistan yearly, mainly in remote, rural areas

15 April 2011 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it urgently needs $257 million to continue providing food and assistance to over 7 million vulnerable Afghans, most of whom are women and children.
“We are making this appeal to give us the best possible chance of plugging the looming gaps in supply,” said Louis Imbleau, WFP’s Country Director for Afghanistan. “Food security is the bedrock of development in this country – especially for the youngest and most vulnerable.” Article here

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