WFP Seeks Donations to Continue Afghan Programs

    The World Food Program is seeking $257 million to be able to continue providing assistance to more than 7 million people in Afghanistan this year.

    WFP said that without new funding, it would be force to scale back or suspend some of its operations in Afghanistan by August.

    “We are making this appeal to give us the best possible chance of plugging the looming gaps in supply,” Louis Imbleau, the agency’s country director in Afghanistan, said in a news release. “Food security is the bedrock of development in this country – especially for the youngest and most vulnerable.”

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