Refugees’ food aid cut

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

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%.

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