WFP Cuts Afghan Food Assistance

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations World Food Program says it is cutting food assistance to millions of people in Afghanistan because of a shortage of funds from donor nations.

The agency said Monday instead of 7 million people, the agency can afford to feed only 3.8 million Afghans.

A WFP spokesman said the U.N. agency will focus on providing food assistance to Afghanistan's most needy, especially women and children.

The WFP needs an additional $220 million to continue its work at the level originally planned.