WFP Downsizes Afghan Food Aid Operations

By Ivy Mungcal 28 June 2011

A food voucher from the World Food Programme distributed in Afghanistan. Photo by: Challiss McDonough / WFP

The World Food Program has announced that it will be suspending its food assistance plans for more than 3 million in Afghanistan because of a shortage of funds.

WFP initially planned to feed more than 7 million Afghans this year but said Monday (June 27) that its current resources would only allow it to reach 3.8 million people, The Associated Press reports. The agency added that it needs an additional $220 million to be able to push through with its original plan.

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Ivy Mungcal

As senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributes to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

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