The World Food Program suffered a devastating loss last week in Pakistan. But their work continues elsewhere. Via the UN News Center, the WFP is still hard at work in one of the world’s most dangerous places: Somalia.
Aid from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached 1.3 million Somalis in the war-wracked Horn of Africa nation last month, but funding shortfalls prevented the agency from assisting millions more in need, it was announced today.
Over 22,000 metric tons of food were distributed, but with less than half of funds needed received, WFP was forced to scale back its operations, making it unable to reach all 3 million Somalis with 48,000 metric tons of food than the agency had hoped to.