Funding shortfall hits WFP operations in Afghanistan


One of the global goals for sustainable development is to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition. (Photo by Winsome Lau)


“We aim at giving the right food to right people at right time.” Anne Poulsen, the director of WFP Office Copenhagen says.

By Winsome Lau

Facing a $50 million funding shortfall, World Food Programme (WFP) unsure about whether it can continue its planned operations in Afghanistan. They implored donors to continue their support to ensure plans will not interrupted during the coming winter.
As there is a surge in the number of refugees returning from Pakistan, Anne explains that WFP had been forced to reduce supplies in its school meals programme and cut other support.

As a journalist, Anne also reminds the relationship between media and WFP, “We are the voice of the voiceless.”

World Food Programme(WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. It works over 80 countries in the world and reaches over 80 million people every year. Click Here to know more about WFP.