Refugees’ food aid cut
KIGALI: More than 100 000 refugees in Rwanda are facing reduced food rations due to a funding shortfall, the United Nations has warned.
The World Food Programme and the UN refugee agency UNHCR say they have been forced to reduce food rations and cash for Burundian and Congolese refugees living in Rwandan camps. “Until November 2017, WFP provided 16.95kg of food to each refugee each month. Other refugees received 7 600 Rwandan Francs (R112) to buy food in local markets.”
Funding shortages forced the WFP to trim assistance to 90% in November and December and this month to 75%.