WFP Reduces Food Aid for Ivory Coast Children

    The World Food Program reduced by half the size of the school meals it rations to approximately 430,000 children in Ivory Coast because of shortfalls in donor funding. The agency says it urgently needs USD6 million to restore the rations to their full size. WFP initially cut down the size of its Ivory Coast food rations in February and warned that it would need to reduce the rations again, or even stop the feeding program, by April if it did not receive new funding.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed 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.