WFP To Cut Food Rations In Kenyan Refugee Camps Citing Funding Shortfall

Associated Press: Kenya seeks to voluntarily repatriate 100,000 Somalis
“Kenya has set a goal to get 100,000 Somali refugees to return home voluntarily by the end of the year, a government official said Thursday as money shortages have forced the U.N. to reduce food rations for the displaced…” (Odula, 6/11).

New York Times: As Supplies Dwindle, World Food Programme Cutting Rations to Refugees in Kenya
“The World Food Programme, the anti-hunger agency of the United Nations, said Thursday that it was temporarily cutting rations to a half-million refugees in Kenya by nearly a third, an emergency move to conserve dwindling supplies and funds…” (Gladstone, 6/11).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Funding shortfall forces U.N. to cut refugee food rations in Kenyan camps
“…WFP said as of Monday, it would reduce the size of rations to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps by about a third, adding that the cuts would need to continue through to September unless more money was found. Some $12.4 million is urgently needed to avoid ‘a critical food gap’ in August and September, the agency said…” (Nguyen, 6/11).