WFP Set To Run Out Of Funding For Food Aid To Northeast Nigeria By May 18, Sources Say
Reuters: With Nigeria’s northeast facing famine, WFP funds could dry up in weeks — sources
“The United Nations’ World Food Programme could in a few weeks run out of funding to feed millions living on the brink of famine in Nigeria, four people familiar with the matter said, intensifying one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. In the northeast, 4.7 million people, many of them refugees from the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, need rations to survive, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) … ‘With the money they have right now, and if they won’t cut rations, they can only go to May 18,’ one person said, citing talks with the WFP, who asked to not be named because they were not authorized to speak to media. The WFP was ‘reasonably certain’ it would get enough funding to last until late June, the person added…” (Carsten, 4/17).