World Food Programme’s Budget At Record High But Not Enough To Meet Needs In Crisis-Hit Countries
NPR: The U.N.’s Terrible Dilemma: Who Gets To Eat?
“…[E]ven though the [U.N. World Food Programme’s] budget is at a record high, it’s not enough to keep up with the number of refugees and people in other crisis situations who need emergency food aid. Continuing conflicts in countries like Syria and Yemen and other crises led to the agency’s multibillion-dollar budget shortfall last year. It received a total of $6.8 billion from countries, organizations, and private donors when it needed $9.1 billion to do its job…” (Columbus, 1/10).