Mali: Oxfam raises alert on funding shortfall

Published on 20 April 2010

The government and some NGOs say they are short of funding to adequately scale up an emergency response to the needs of 629,000 people who face food insecurity in parts of western, northern and northeastern Mali.(..)Food Security Commissioner Haidara said the government has 35,000 tons of grain in cereal banks and emergency stocks in the country; while WFP has additional emergency stocks, according to its Mali head, Alice Martin Daihirou.(..)WFP will double its school-feeding programme in affected areas to two meals a day and will launch blanket feeding to all children under age two.

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