U.N. WFP Warns Food Ration Cuts In East Africa Due To Funding Shortages Increase Risk Of Malnutrition, Crime

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Risk of hunger and crime as U.N. cuts food for refugees in East Africa
“Cuts in food rations for 1.5 million refugees in East Africa, due to funding shortages, could increase school dropouts, crime, and malnutrition, a United Nations official said on Wednesday. With humanitarian needs soaring around the world, donors are prioritizing crises in Syria, Yemen, and Bangladesh, said Peter Smerdon, the World Food Programme (WFP)’s East Africa spokesman…” (Bhalla, 1/17).