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Lack of Money Could Suspend 'World Food Program' Work in Niger

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  July 29, 2016 at 9:52 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Niger is one of the world's poorest and least developed countries, where more than four out of every 10 children are chronically malnourished. The World Food Program (WFP) warned that it could be forced to suspend humanitarian aid for malnourished infants in Niger from September 2016 because of a lack of money.
 Lack of Money Could Suspend 'World Food Program' Work in Niger
Lack of Money Could Suspend 'World Food Program' Work in Niger
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WFP said a shortage of funds was threatening all its activities in Niger. "Our resources are exhausted and if we don't have immediate contributions, by the end of September 2016 it will be impossible to continue our help to malnourished children," WFP spokesman Vigno Hounkali told AFP in Niamey."We have already reduced food rations to impoverished populations."

‘The World Food Program (WFP) warned that it could be forced to suspend humanitarian aid for malnourished infants in Niger from September 2016 because of a lack of money.’
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Help for school canteens and rural development work could also be halted, Hounkali said. WFP said it needed $21.4 million (19.4 million euros) to help Niger's most vulnerable people from September 2016 to December 2016.

The funding shortage is already having an effect, with malnourished children under five and pregnant and breastfeeding women all receiving only half-rations, WFP said.

Source: AFP
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