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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

[RED DEMOCRATICA] WFP cutbacks highlight strain on global food aid programs

 

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WFP cutbacks highlight strain on global food aid programs
The World Food Programme and others are being hampered by dwindling donations and the increased demand for food aid. "The vouchers are exactly what help from the international community should be all about, and the program should promptly get the funds it needs to carry on as the winter months make the plight of the refugees even more miserable," argues The New York Times in an editorial. The Christian Science Monitor (12/1), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/2), Reuters (12/3), ABC News/The Associated Press (12/2)
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