Donors’ food aid cut

Published on 17 March 2009

The volume of direct food aid by the donor countries to Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme has declined considerably recent times because of their waning interest and confidence in this particular project. In a recent letter to the Economic Relations Division (ERD) World Food Programme (WFP) said that though WFP has intensified its efforts with donors to continue its support to the VGD programme it might not be feasible to continue donors contribution in coming months. The waning of donors interest and confidence in this programme has been cited as the reason for the cut in the food aid. The donor countries have instead expressed interest in enhancing support to Food for Education (FFD) Programmes in the country.

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