UN concerned about food aid shortages for African refugees

(VOVWORLD) -The World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Sunday that refugees from East and West African countries are at risk of severe food shortages due to lack of financial resources. 
UN concerned about food aid shortages for African refugees - ảnh 1People wait in line to receive food aid at a refugee camp in Baidoa, Somalia, February 14, 2022. Photo: AFP/VNA

WFP says that the food rations of 75% of East African refugees receiving from the agency have decreased by up to 50%, with countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda being hardest hit.

WFP executive director David Beasley said the agency was forced to make the difficult decision to reduce food rations because current resources could not keep up with the soaring demand for food around the globe.

The amount of WFP food aid to migrants in some West African countries such as Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger also decreased significantly. Food aid operations in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zimbabwe are at risk of disruption.

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