UNWFP forced to cut down food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa

The food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa provide by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forcefully cut down by up to 30 per cent, said the agency, voicing concerns that the reductions could get worse in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time. 

Michael Dunford, WFP Eastern Africa Regional Director said, “Refugees are especially vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 because they are crowded together in camps with weak or inadequate shelter, health services and access to clean water and sanitation.”

More than 2.7 million refugees in Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Djibouti have been affected as the reliefs have been hit by a cut down between 10 to 30 per cent, said WFP. This comes as the socio-economic toll of the COVI-19 pandemic has reduced vital funding from donors.

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