In Rwanda, WFP Appeals for Funds to Feed Refugees from DRC

    Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo at a camp in Burundi. Photo by: A. Kirchhof / UNHCR

    The U.N. World Food Program announced it needs at least 2,250 tons of assorted commodities worth $3.8 million. Otherwise, it would have to halve food rations for more than 54,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Rwanda beginning Sept. 1.

    The lack of funds is said to affect the procurement of Super Cereal, a blend of maize, soy and micronutrients that is used in programs designed for HIV patients and malnourished children.

    Should donors be able to cover the shortfall, WFP will be able to continue feeding the refugees, who live in three camps in Rwanda, until the end of the year.

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