WFP Reports Funding Shortfall for Pakistani Flood Relief Work

Families displaced by the massive flooding in Sindh, Pakistan live in tents. Photo by: Amjad Jamal / WFP

The World Food Program only has enough supplies to sustain food operations in flooded regions of Pakistan until the end of November and may be forced to reduce the number of target beneficiaries come December, a spokesperson for the program has noted.

WFP is facing a shortfall of $109 million for its programs in Sindh and Balochistan, the provinces most affected by the massive flooding in Pakistan, the Financial Daily reports.

The agency needs to urgently address this shortfall to be able to implement and complete its planned relief operations in the two provinces through February, the newspaper adds.

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