UN: WFP MAY HALT FOOD AID FOR 150,000 PALESTINIANS IN JULY

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The UN has warned that unless new funding quickly arrives, the World Food Program (WFP) will be forced to suspend its voucher food assistance in July for nearly 150,000 residents of Gaza and the West Bank, the majority of whom are women and children.

In a press briefing in New York on Tuesday, spokesman for the UN secretary-general Stéphane Dujarric stated that the WFP urgently requires 6.6 million dollars to provide food assistance through vouchers for the next three months to “the poorest non-refugee families in Gaza and the West Bank.”

“A disruption of WFP assistance could further undermine food security and deepen the dire living conditions of the poorest families, most of whom live on less than 3.20 dollars a day,” Dujarric added.

(Source / 14.06.2017)

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