Billions In Cost-Savings Possible With Improved Aid Access, Strengthened Resiliency, Advances In Food Distribution Networks, WFP Report Says
U.N. News Centre: Cost of feeding hungry world surging due to conflicts and instability — U.N. agency
“Improved aid access, strengthened resilience, and advances in food system networks could provide as much as $3.5 billion in annual cost savings at a time when humanitarian needs are skyrocketing in multiple complex emergencies across the globe, a new United Nations study has found. … In its report, World Food Assistance 2017: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead, [the World Food Programme (WFP)] notes that its costs spiked by more than 140 percent over a seven-year period — from $2.2 billion in 2009 to $5.3 billion in 2015…” (7/20).
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