Meal cutback in Ivory Coast may fuel unrest: WFP

Published on 05 March 2010

The amount of food given to 430,000 schoolchildren in Ivory Coast has been cut in half due to lack of funding, and the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday it could fuel unrest in the world's top cocoa grower. "Unless we secure $6 million in funding soon we will have to completely cut rations in April," WFP spokeswoman Emilia Casella told a briefing. The funds would cover the programme until June.

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