WFP needs $9M for Namibia

    The World Food Program is seeking $9 million to continue its operations in Namibia through April. At present, it is suffering a shortfall of $4 million and has hinted that it may cut food rations to at least 90,000 vulnerable Namibian children and orphans. “The international community should not forget that a hungry child in Namibia is every bit as desperate as a vulnerable child in the rest of the world,” said John Prout, who heads WFP’s office in the African country. “As new problems emerge in different parts of Africa and the rest of the world, donor focus has shifted away from southern Africa and all our programmes across the region have been affected,” Prout added. (Source: UN may cut food aid in Namibia/Agence France-Presse)

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