UNHCR, WFP appeal for more food aid for Africa

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A view of the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at M’poko Airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. Credit: UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

Two United Nations aid agencies have appealed for US $225 million to provide adequate food aid to refugees in Africa.

Up to a million refugees supported by the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR and the UN World food programme are living on less than half of their daily food needs.

Lack of adequate funding, growing insecurity and logistical challenges especially in some of the conflict affected countries are some of the reasons behind this situation.

Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva

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