Up to 68,000 young children in Mauritania, already threatened by malnutrition, will have their rations reduced or cut completely at the most critical time of the year unless substantial new contributions are forthcoming, the WFP warned March 6. Country Director Gian Carlo Cirri said the agency requires a further USD 14.4 million for its Mauritania operation this year amid concerns that funding has largely dried up in recent months. (UN News)

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