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WFP to reduce food rations for refugees in Kenya


October 7, 2017 (JUBA) - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) says it will cut food rations for refugees currently living in Kenyan camps due it insufficient funds.

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South Sudanese refugees line up to receive breakfast at Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp (Lucy Murunga/World Vision)

Over 400,000 refugees, mainly from South Sudan and Somalia are reportedly living in Kenya’s Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps.

The UN agency, in a statement, said it is facing a critical shortage of resources which has prompted it to reduce the amount of food given to the refugees only six months after it resumed full rations.

The food ration, the agency said, would be cut by 30 percent.

The WFP Representative and Country Director in Kenya, Annalisa Conte, said the agency urgently needs $28.5 million to adequately cover the food assistance needed for the next six months.

Overall, refugees living in Dadaab and Kakuma camps will receive a food ration equivalent to 70 percent of their requirements, said WFP.

Also, WFP said it will not provide fortified flour to the general population as the low stocks remaining will be prioritized for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers through health clinics.

Over 2 million people have fled South Sudan since conflict erupted in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir sacked Riek Machar from the vice-presidency. Tens of thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan’s worst violence since it seceded from Sudan in July 2011


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  • 8 October 2017 12:55, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    "WFP to reduce food ratio’s for refugees in Kenya" The United agencies on humanitarian programme have tried their best,we appeals to 🌍 world wishes to pour their ? heart to assist this isolated genuine refugees to have enough food 🍲, I was one of the victims of this ratios cut,it
    Hurt and is so distressful in particular to siblings those who doesn’t know is is lacking.

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  • 8 October 2017 13:05, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    If these people were allocated in areas that are fertility to agricultural production they could have been able to feed themselves, this where the solagon, if you give a person a 🐠 fish you didn’t feed the person by if you teach him how to fish you reduced and have supplied him with everlasting food 🍲

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    • 8 October 2017 13:12, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      These refugees need to be relocate to tropical ? rain forest where they are going to be cultivating the substantial agricultural production, UN need to this about this in the long-term since refugees or being a refugees is something unpredictable

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