Some 3 million Afghans to need food aid in autumn - U.N.

Published on 14 July 2011

Two to three million people across Afghanistan are likely to need extra food aid from September following drought and a poor wheat harvest this year, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday. But Bradley Guerrant, the World Food Programme's deputy director for the country, told a news conference WFP's Afghan operations were facing a shortfall of almost 50 percent in donor funding for 2011 and it had already had to scale back.

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